Re: [PATCH] x86/speculation/l1tf: suggest what to do on systems with too much RAM

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Aug 23 2018 - 15:38:37 EST

> There are people who care about L1TF mitigations. I am not going to
> question their motivation. In any case a hint how to make the mitigation
> active again sounds more useful than something that sounds as scary as
> "you are vulnerable".

FWIW an early version of these patches automatically limited the available
memory, but Linus pointed out that people likely prefer their memory.
I still think his reasoning was right, and likely applies to your
message too.