[Beowulf] RHEL7 kernel update for L1TF vulnerability breaks RDMA

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 23 12:13:54 PDT 2018


My bad. The license has been updated now
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/23/intel_microcode_license/


On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 at 20:11, John Hearns <hearnsj at googlemail.com> wrote:

> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/21/intel_cpu_patch_licence/
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> https://perens.com/2018/08/22/new-intel-microcode-license-restriction-is-not-acceptable/
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> On Tue, 21 Aug 2018 at 16:18, Lux, Jim (337K) <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov>
> wrote:
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>> ´╗┐On 8/21/18, 1:37 AM, "Beowulf on behalf of Chris Samuel" <
>> beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of chris at csamuel.org> wrote:
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>>     On Tuesday, 21 August 2018 3:27:59 AM AEST Lux, Jim (337K) wrote:
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>>     > I'd find it hard to believe that Intel's CPU designers sat around
>>     > implementing deliberate flaws ( the Bosch engine controller for VW
>> model).
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>>     Not to mention that Spectre variants affected AMD, ARM & IBM (at
>> least).
>>
>>     This publicly NSA funded research ("The Intel 80x86 processor
>> architecture:
>>     pitfalls for secure systems") from 1995 has an interesting section:
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>>     https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/398934/
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>> https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2209/42809262c17b6631c0f6536c91aaf7756857.pdf
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>>     Section 3.10 - Cache and TLB timing channels
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>>     which warns (in generalities) about the use of MSRs and the use of
>> instruction
>>     timing as side channels.
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>> Such vulnerabilities have existed since the early days of computers.  As
>> processors and use cases have gotten more complex they're harder to find.
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>> This is why back in "orange book" days there's the whole "system high"
>> mode of operation - basically "air gap, you, or things you trust, are the
>> only one on the machine"
>>
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