Detailed explanation of the intel/amd/arm bug by the most competent person I know about this https://twitter.com/FioraAeterna/status/948684092333158400
@wxcafe all I get when I try to follow that link is a message saying I'm not authorised to see that message. Is it because I don't have a twitter account?
Could you share the actual content here?
@loke i'm not logged in and it works for me? i can't really copy a 10+ tweet thread sorry :<
@wxcafe it worked now when I tried again. Really weird.
@wxcafe Uh??? I thought that this exploit was only working against Intel cpus???
@adidal nah it's everything that implements out of order execution. There's a *worse* one for intel but the base one works on basically everything under the sun
@wxcafe Oh cool I guess we can expect a nice perf drop for all of these CPUs, amirite?
@adidal and yeah but I mean, more in certain specific applications. Like specifically it takes longer to do context switching so applications that do a lot of kernel calls or disk access or network access will slow down a lot but like video games etc won't