Force GDS Mitigation


Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Mitigations for speculative execution vulnerabilities
└─>Force GDS Mitigation
In linux kernel since version 4.9.3 (release Date: 2017-01-12)  
Gather Data Sampling (GDS) is a hardware vulnerability which allows
unprivileged speculative access to data which was previously stored in
vector registers.

This option is equivalent to setting gather_data_sampling=force on the
command line. The microcode mitigation is used if present, otherwise
AVX is disabled as a mitigation. On affected systems that are missing
the microcode any userspace code that unconditionally uses AVX will
break with this option set.

Setting this option on systems not vulnerable to GDS has no effect.

If in doubt, say N.