This is my 1st post, so please forgive my ignorance if the answer should be obvious. I am a home user and considering IPFire to replace an Asus router. I will likely buy a PC Engines board, or perhaps a TLSense unit from TekLager. I am also open to other hardware as well.
In May 2019, this post indicates that SMT (hyper-threading) will be disabled. https://blog.ipfire.org/post/security-announcement-disabling-smt-by-default-on-affected-intel-processors
Has this occurred?
For Intel CPU’s, does this mean that the CPU will only function with one core? For example, an i3-4010U, has 2 cores, but with SMT (re Hyper-Threading) it supports 4 threads. Will disabling SMT also disable 1 of the 2 cores? Or, will it function with 2 cores, limited to 1 thread per core (2 threads total)? Or will it just function as 1 thread and only activate a single core?
I am on a steep learning curve, thanks to the community for what seems like the best solution for me.