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    Phoronix: DragonFlyBSD Posts Initial Kernel Fix For Spectre

    Last week DragonFlyBSD lead developer Matthew Dillon posted initial patches for addressing Meltdown on this popular BSD distribution. Dillon has now posted his initial patch for targeting the Spectre CPU vulnerability...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...SD-Spectre-Fix

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    At first everyone was saying that Skylake CPUs and up are more affected. Now everyone is saying that Haswell CPUs and lower are more affected.

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    • #3
      What about FreeBSD? Did they fix their kernel, so Netflix isn't vulnerable?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
        What about FreeBSD? Did they fix their kernel, so Netflix isn't vulnerable?
        They're working on it, but nothing has been committed to the source tree yet:
        https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/...ry/009719.html

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        • #5
          Originally posted by -MacNuke- View Post
          At first everyone was saying that Skylake CPUs and up are more affected. Now everyone is saying that Haswell CPUs and lower are more affected.
          Skylake is more affected in a sense that there was an extra attack vector to fix, haswell is more affected because performance cost of mitigation is higher relatively to skylake.
          Last edited by tpruzina; 05-08-2018, 01:53 PM.

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