cvs commit: src/sys/amd64/amd64 mp_machdep.c
src/sys/amd64/include cpufunc.h src/sys/i386/i386 mp_machdep.c
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon May 16 12:47:42 PDT 2005
In message <4287B12C.9080903 at freebsd.org>, Colin Percival writes:
>Nate Lawson wrote:
>> Every general-purpose machine has measurable timing side channels. The
>> question is merely one of bandwidth.
>Absolutely. Most covert channels operate at up to a few kbps; this covert
>channel operates at several Mbps.
Not only that, but the measurement precision is much better than for more
indirect inspection methods like ps(1).
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