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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2018, 03:54:23 pm »
PCNetSpec said "This whole damn thing is being dealt with in a very un-linux semi-hidden way leaving people to have to dig for scraps of info from far and wide"...i didnt know we were using the game plan from the microsoft playbook?...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2018, 03:57:06 pm »
Yeah! I totally agree with you. That's why I post those links in the first place.
I understand that this is a rather special situation, and not everything is clear. But as you, I've also updated three systems and have no issues after the update. Should I revert to an non-secure system then?!? Intel is due to release a new microcode next week. Should I trust it? Or maybe, it has to be removed one week later. Really? One of the BSD guys flagged these issues ten years ago! So, it's not like all of it is a complete surprise for Intel.

Well, guess we all have to wait and see where this ends up, but the way it's being dealt with from Intel's side is not, by any means trustful.

Said enough! Maybe recommendations will change already tomorrow  :-X


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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2018, 04:35:03 pm »
hi PCNetSpec, hi pin....whoooo...feeling warm, like the old days when using microsoft being a trained poodle jumping through flaming hoops of fire at the carnival sideshow...lol...OK all joking aside and who knows what tomorrow brings (thanks INTEL thanks CANONICAL for being as clear as mud),...at least for now im hoping things are where they should be but one possible request for future consideration...when i was still using LM Mint, i noticed that in the driver update manager, it would always tell you what microcode you had installed...i notice that our driver manager in peppermint does not tells us which one, just that we are using the alternate driver etc. etc.etc......is there any way that in the future that that feature of marking just which microcode is installed/in use could actually be listed?...just a thought, and now that for the moment i cant even remember which one i have in here, is there a terminal command to ask just that question of it?...thanks...DAMIEN
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2018, 04:38:53 pm »
.. is there a terminal command to ask just that question of it?.

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dpkg -l | grep microcode
will tell you which version (if any) you have installed.
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2018, 04:48:42 pm »
Damn it, you are fast ...
...and I had "my fingers on the trigger"

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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2018, 05:11:04 pm »
thanks guys...and yes PC is fast...must of taken typing in school like i did...lol...its showing that i do indeed have the "latest and greatest" intel has to offer...DAMIEN

damien1307@DAMIEN1307 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep microcode
ii  intel-microcode                             3.20180108.1                                                amd64        Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs
ii  iucode-tool                                 1.5.1-1ubuntu0.1                                            amd64        Intel processor microcode tool
damien1307@DAMIEN1307 ~ $
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 05:31:03 pm »
That's the version Intel now say is broken.

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It would REALLY help if Intel stopped releasing broken stuff (which Ubuntu have to undo/fix) ::)
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 05:37:04 pm »
Damn it, you are fast ...

The don't call me speedy for noth.... erm, at all really. ???
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 05:50:12 pm »
hey there....well if it is broken, im just going to wait till another comes through the pipeline...im not having any of the problems that people have been reporting...when i run...  (grep CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y /boot/config-`uname -r` && echo "patched" || echo "unpatched")  ...in the terminal...i get this...

damien1307@DAMIEN1307 ~ $ grep CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y /boot/config-`uname -r` && echo "patched" || echo "unpatched"
CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y
patched

which shows me im "patched"...at least for today...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 07:07:52 pm »
It would REALLY help if Intel stopped releasing broken stuff (which Ubuntu have to undo/fix) ::)

???

You know you're asking a lot, right?  ::)

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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2018, 08:00:13 pm »
I guess they're a bit distracted ATM, what with their world falling apart and all.
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2018, 12:26:32 am »
Good to go, at least for a few days  ;D
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pedro@peppermint7 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep microcode
ii  intel-microcode                             3.20180108.0+really20170707ubuntu16.04.1     amd64        Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs
ii  iucode-tool                                 1.5.1-1ubuntu0.1                             amd64        Intel processor microcode tool

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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2018, 12:47:04 pm »
hi folks...maybe, just maybe the time has finally arrived for an open source alternative for processors...as a community, diehard linux users usually always want to have exclusively open source everything on our systems just to stay away from proprietary crap and garbage shrouded in secrecy with so many gotchas built into them,  yet we have not really made much noise about open source CPUs/APUs on our computers...maybe now is the time...DAMIEN
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2018, 01:08:59 pm »
Seen how expensive a semi-conductor fabrication plant is ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiconductor_fabrication_plant

You raise the cash, and I'm in :)
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Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2018, 01:19:15 pm »
hi PCNetSpec...i only said it would be a good idea...havent quite worked out the logistics of it yet but still thinking...lol...DAMIEN
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