Commit d30cb648 authored by Tim Chen's avatar Tim Chen Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

Documentation: Add section about CPU vulnerabilities for Spectre

commit 6e88559470f581741bcd0f2794f9054814ac9740 upstream.

Add documentation for Spectre vulnerability and the mitigation mechanisms:

- Explain the problem and risks
- Document the mitigation mechanisms
- Document the command line controls
- Document the sysfs files
Co-developed-by: default avatarAndi Kleen <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndi Kleen <>
Co-developed-by: default avatarTim Chen <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarTim Chen <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 30a9b8b4
......@@ -9,5 +9,6 @@ are configurable at compile, boot or run time.
.. toctree::
:maxdepth: 1
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......@@ -47,6 +47,8 @@ If PR_SPEC_PRCTL is set, then the per-task control of the mitigation is
available. If not set, prctl(PR_SET_SPECULATION_CTRL) for the speculation
misfeature will fail.
.. _set_spec_ctrl:
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