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Haunting spectre
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:42:39 am »
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Re: Haunting spectre
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 12:39:25 pm »
It's always been bad, and mitigation is just that .. it's NOT a fix and can never be.

Just to be clear .. this is NOT a 'Linux' only problem, spectre is a hardware problem so can be crafted to affect ANY OS running on a vulnerable processor. In fact this is where Linux relative obscurity **might** actually prove to be a positive (for home users).
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Re: Haunting spectre
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 06:05:40 pm »
Yep, it was badly made processors. The only fix is hardware made after the Spectre vulnerability was made public. (I would say before it was known, but they knew about it years before that) Software patches are essentially giant bandages, but we all know that bandages aren't a total solution and can be removed or soaked through, or any other analogy you can think of.