Interesting. I use AMD anyway so I'm not sure what differences it makes. I'm still not trying it though. Not clued up enough to understand just what I'd be getting myself intomerlyn wrote:In terms of having a stable, reliable system development drivers are more of a risk than disabling meltdown/spectre mitigations.
I read that Intel wanted the mitigations to be 'opt-in'. The Linux kernel would be distributed without the performance hit to Intel hardware, and if you were a government employee, a spy, an international businessman or other party with valuable secrets the mitigations could be enabled.
It was Linus who insisted the mitigations be 'opt-out'.
Optimize your system for ultimate performance.