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From: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
To: speck@linutronix.de
Subject: [MODERATED] Re: [PATCH 2/2] more sampling fun 2
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:59:06 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200225145906.GB6012@zn.tnic> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200225141852.wqjdulg46dfztxe4@treble>

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 08:18:52AM -0600, speck for Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> Well, I see it the opposite way.  Those jumbles of letters do actually
> mean something.  I still call them "MDS", "L1TF", "SSBD".  If you google
> for "l1tf" or "mds vulnerability" they show up.

If I gurgle "spec store bypass" it gets me straight to the wikipedia page:

"Speculative Store Bypass (SSB) (CVE-2018-3639) is the name... "

> I'd expect to call this one "SRBDS" a year from now. I find
> "srb_sampling" to be confusing and hard to remember because it renames
> something that already has an industry standard name.

srb_sampling *is* srbds - just more readable.

We are not giving any new names to the vulns - we're simply making our command
line options more readable so that when you have to type them, you either have
to remember "srbds" - in that order - or "srb sampling".

Latter is easier for me.

And yes, spec_store_bypass_disable= should've been


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  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-02-25 14:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-24 17:31 Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2020-02-24 18:17 ` [MODERATED] " Borislav Petkov
2020-02-24 21:39   ` mark gross
2020-02-24 23:10     ` [MODERATED] " Borislav Petkov
2020-02-25  1:26       ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-02-25 10:46         ` Borislav Petkov
2020-02-25 14:18           ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-02-25 14:23             ` Jiri Kosina
2020-02-25 14:44               ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-02-25 14:59             ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
2020-02-26 20:20               ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-02-26 21:16                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-26 22:19                   ` [MODERATED] " Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
     [not found] <c5bae80efe4694c81d9cbbce633a2228086a330c.158215=?utf-8?q?2322?= .git.mgross@linux.intel.com>
2020-02-20 19:06 ` Ben Hutchings
2020-02-20 19:35   ` mark gross
2020-02-21 22:25     ` mark gross

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