dmesg output contains the following line:
[ 0.265021] MDS CPU bug present and SMT on, data leak possible. See https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/hw-vuln/mds.html for more details.
Having gone to the above-mentioned site and having read up on MDS a little, I ran/received the following:
$ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/mds
Mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
According to the site, this translates to:
'Mitigation: Clear CPU buffers' ... The processor is vulnerable and the CPU buffer clearing mitigation is enabled.
'SMT vulnerable' ... SMT is enabled
I don't have a lot of experience in computing, but from what I can tell (and please correct me if I'm wrong), my system is doing what it can to protect against MDS.
My question is:
Can I do anything further to protect my system, and if so, what should my next steps be?