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Ivan Godard
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Yes, one could reload a cache image at portal exit, or even simpler just evict everything. The spectre attack depends on getting the victim to speculatively touch a line that it would not have touched in ordinary execution. It’s not clear that it’s very useful for an attacker to know which cache ways a victim touched during the normal execution of the portal.