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  • 64-bit ARM Gets Mitigations For Spectre & Meltdown With Linux 4.16

    Phoronix: 64-bit ARM Gets Mitigations For Spectre & Meltdown With Linux 4.16

    The 64-bit ARM (ARM64 / AArch64) architecture code changes were mailed in a short time ago for the Linux 4.16 kernel and it includes mitigation work for Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...M64-Linux-4.16

  • #2
    I guess it will take ~one decade to arrive on android phones.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cRaZy-bisCuiT View Post
      I guess it will take ~one decade to arrive on android phones.
      That's funny, my phone got mitigations against Spectre and Meltdown at the start of the month

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FireBurn View Post

        That's funny, my phone got mitigations against Spectre and Meltdown at the start of the month
        My phone got them already too.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cRaZy-bisCuiT View Post
          I guess it will take ~one decade to arrive on android phones.
          Why did you pay for closed source? It's basically your own fault.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FireBurn View Post

            That's funny, my phone got mitigations against Spectre and Meltdown at the start of the month
            may I ask what phone OS that is?

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            • #7
              Lineage OS got the patch on nightly. Patch Level is from 5th January. I guess it's ok right??

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              • #8
                not this patch I mean google mitigation patch.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hugo8621 View Post

                  may I ask what phone OS that is?
                  Android 8.1 January Patch

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kayote View Post
                    Lineage OS got the patch on nightly. Patch Level is from 5th January. I guess it's ok right??
                    what device do you have?? - it would be pretty easy to verify by looking on github at the kernel sources...

                    I find it a bit odd that some devices are shipping this patch set - the last related patches and fix ups for kpti landed in AOSP on Jan 19th, IIRC... which is obviously way after Jan 5th....

                    google also didn't apply the patchset to the pixel line for Jan update.

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