Re: [PATCH 4.19 72/98] x86/CPU/AMD: Clear RDRAND CPUID bit on AMD family 15h/16h

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Wed Aug 28 2019 - 07:49:51 EST


> > > There is no way to reinitialize RDRAND from the kernel otherwise we would
> > > have exactly done that. If you know how to do that please tell.
> >
> > Would they? AMD is not exactly doing good job with communication
> Yes they would. Stop making up weird conspiracy theories.

> > here. If BIOS can do it, kernel can do it, too...
> May I recommend to read up on SMM and BIOS being able to lock down access
> to certain facilities?
> > or do you have information saying otherwise?
> Yes. It was clearly stated by Tom that it can only be done in the

Do you have a link for that? Because I don't think I seen that one.

> > > Also disabling it for every BIOS is the only way which can be done because
> > > there is no way to know whether the BIOS is fixed or not at cold boot
> > > time. And it has to be known there because applications cache the
> >
> > I'm pretty sure DMI-based whitelist would help here. It should be
> > reasonably to fill it with the common machines at least.
> Send patches to that effect.

Why should it be my job? AMD screwed this up, they should fix it
properly. And you should insist on proper fix.

> > Plus, where is the CVE, and does AMD do anything to make BIOS vendors
> > fix them?
> May I redirect you to:

That will certainly make communication easier, right.

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