Henrique de Moraes Holschuh of the Debian project posted a message about an Intel hyper-threading issue:
[WARNING] Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake processors: broken hyper-threading
This warning advisory is relevant for users of systems with the Intel processors code-named “Skylake” and “Kaby Lake”. These are: the 6th and 7th generation Intel Core processors (desktop, embedded, mobile and HEDT), their related server processors (such as Xeon v5 and Xeon v6), as well as select Intel Pentium processor models.
TL;DR: unfixed Skylake and Kaby Lake processors could, in some situations, dangerously misbehave when hyper-threading is enabled. Disable hyper-threading immediately in BIOS/UEFI to work around the problem. Read this advisory for instructions about an Intel-provided fix.