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From: Jinpu Wang <>
To: Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Arjan van de Ven <>
	Elmar Gerdes <>
Subject: Is 2nd Generation Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors (Formerly Cascade Lake) affected by MDS
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:19:34 +0200	[thread overview]
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Hi Thomas, hi Greg, hi Tony, hi Arjan, hi other expert on the list

I noticed on our Cascade lake with 4.14.120,  the kernel is reporting
jwang@ps401a-912:~$ head /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/mds
Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable

But according to INTEL,  they have built the mitigation in hardware
for Cascade Lake:

We are using latest microcode from debian:
jwang@ps401a-912:~$ lscpu
Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                96
On-line CPU(s) list:   0-95
Thread(s) per core:    2
Core(s) per socket:    24
Socket(s):             2
NUMA node(s):          2
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 85
Model name:            Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8268 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Stepping:              5
CPU MHz:               3228.226
CPU max MHz:           3900.0000
CPU min MHz:           1000.0000
BogoMIPS:              5800.00
Virtualization:        VT-x
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              1024K
L3 cache:              33792K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-23,48-71
NUMA node1 CPU(s):     24-47,72-95
Flags:                 fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep
mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht
tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs
bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq
dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm
pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes
xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault epb cat_l3
cdp_l3 invpcid_single intel_ppin ssbd mba ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow
vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2
erms invpcid rtm cqm mpx rdt_a avx512f avx512dq rdseed adx smap
clflushopt clwb intel_pt avx512cd avx512bw avx512vl xsaveopt xsavec
xgetbv1 xsaves cqm_llc cqm_occup_llc cqm_mbm_total cqm_mbm_local
dtherm ida arat pln pts pku ospke flush_l1d arch_capabilities

Clearly we want to buy Cascade Lake if the hardware mitigations are in
place, but the information on the internet is quite limited and

Could anyone of you could clarify it for us?
Does it mean 4.14.120 is missing patches for detecting Cascade Lake
mitigation, Or maybe only small set of cascade lake has mitigation?
Or the community/intel are not sure about it yet?

Looking forward for your reply.


Jack Wang
Linux Kernel Developer

             reply	other threads:[~2019-05-24 13:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-24 13:19 Jinpu Wang [this message]
2019-05-24 14:17 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-24 14:45   ` Tony Luck
2019-05-24 15:14     ` Jinpu Wang
2019-05-24 15:19       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-05-24  9:23 Jinpu Wang
2019-05-24 11:45 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman

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