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    starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by cen1 View Post
    Linux knew about the exploit for like 6 months
    I thought Linux upstream was not notified, Maybe RedHat and Suse knew?

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  • cen1
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    Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post

    we don't know that. From what i've heard there is a lot of networking hardware still running unpatched.

    There is frequent talk of bsd generally being understaffed
    Linux knew about the exploit for like 6 months, *BSD knew when it went public. Perhaps they are understaffed (that is probably true and a fact) but I still don't understand what more people expect. Miracles?

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  • yoshi314
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    Originally posted by cen1 View Post
    Who cares really? It's not like OpenBSD boxes around the world have been actively exploited with meltdown and spectre. The fact that they fixed it in such a short time after not being included in the disclosure is pretty good.
    we don't know that. From what i've heard there is a lot of networking hardware still running unpatched.

    There is frequent talk of bsd generally being understaffed

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  • cen1
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  • cen1
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    Who cares really? It's not like OpenBSD boxes around the world have been actively exploited with meltdown and spectre. The fact that they fixed it in such a short time after not being included in the disclosure is pretty good.

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    Originally posted by boxie View Post
    while they might have been caught short by this announcement - they do get the benefit of several other other attempts at mitigation. It's a small consolation, but better than nothing!

    Well done BSD devs to get it sorted out so quickly
    Quickly? Everyone else already fixed it. Maybe except haiku and so on. The truth is BSD don't have enough manpower to even fix simple bugs. There are dozens of bugs in FreeBSD nobody cares about and they're not even reported. The result is very low code quality.
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    Last edited by Guest; 22 February 2018, 04:40 AM.

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  • boxie
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  • boxie
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    while they might have been caught short by this announcement - they do get the benefit of several other other attempts at mitigation. It's a small consolation, but better than nothing!

    Well done BSD devs to get it sorted out so quickly

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    started a topic OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

    OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

    Phoronix: OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

    A few days back FreeBSD 11 stable was mitigated for Meltdown (and Spectre vulnerabilities), which came more than one month after these nasty CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed while DragonFlyBSD was quickly mitigated and the first of the BSDs to do so. While OpenBSD is known for its security features and focus, only today did it land its initial Meltdown mitigation...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...D-Meltdown-Fix
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