Re: [PATCH] cpu/speculation: Warn on unsupported mitigations= parameter

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Thu May 16 2019 - 03:50:49 EST

On Thu, 16 May 2019, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> Currently, if the user specifies an unsupported mitigation strategy on
> the kernel command line, it will be ignored silently. The code will
> fall back to the default strategy, possibly leaving the system more
> vulnerable than expected.

Honestly, I am not convinced. We are not doing this for vast majority of
other cmdline options either, if for any at all.


Jiri Kosina