Linux 5.9 Boosts CPU Performance With FSGSBASE Support

FSGSBASE support in Linux “has the possibility of helping Intel/AMD CPU performance especially in areas like context switching that had been hurt badly by Spectre/Meltdown and other CPU vulnerability mitigations largely on the Intel side,” Phoronix wrote back in August. As it started its journey into the kernel, they provided a preview on August 10: The FSGSBASE support that was finally mainlined a few days ago for Linux 5.9 is off to providing a nice performance boost for both Intel and AMD systems…

Link: Linux 5.9 Boosts CPU Performance With FSGSBASE Support
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