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Proposed fix to security flaw

PQuir1
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In wake of the massive Intel security flaw many OSes will now leave the kernel spaces out of the TLB which will result in 30%-50% performance hit. OUCH!!!

Intel should design a new CPU arch where one core is dedicated to kernel and others are user apps. Then create an inter-core interrupt or something (SMP extension). These kernel only core(s) could have reduced instruction sets or something. Maybe 2 kernel cores, 4 user cores, etc. If unsupported OS runs on CPU then the kernel cores are just unseen.

Just an idea...

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RAJU2529
New Contributor III
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I agree with your words , meanwhile you can use core memory integrity

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