Intel CPU design flaw forces Linux and Windows kernel redesign
January 2, 2018 9:14 PM Subscribe
"A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug." Performance hit to Intel processors from the past decade is estimated at 5%-30% after the kernel patches are deployed. Linux patches are already available and the Windows update is expected soon. The details of the security flaw have not been released and the Linux patch notes have been redacted.