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Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

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Re: Some real world results


Pretty much what Linus said. If you don't make many kernel calls (computationally intensive, in other words) you shouldn't see much. If you make a lot of kernel calls then you get hit. It's the userland/kernel/userland transitions that are slowed down.

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