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    Phoronix: GCC 8 Patches Posted For Spectre Mitigation

    There's ben a well-published branch the past few days of a patched GCC 7.2 code-base with the code changes for fending off Spectre while now patches have arrived on the mailing list for Spectre/CVE-2017-5715 of mainline GCC 8...

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

  • #2
    Typo:
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    There's ben

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tuxee View Post
      Typo:

      Thanks
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        It's such a relieve to see those quickly published patches for integral parts of the ecosystem. Not to think, how many devices would be vulnerable for decades to come, if the respective developers would, for whatever reason (no plausible one comes to mind), remain stuck with some outdated version of GCC.

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        • #5
          Tuxee good to see someone other than tildearrow. Wait, are you tildearrow in disguise?

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          • #6
            Maybe it would be interesting to see how new compiled code will perform in terms of performance against the old one.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KRiloshart View Post
              Tuxee good to see someone other than tildearrow. Wait, are you tildearrow in disguise?
              Rest assured I am not.

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              • #8
                Do they have any kind of performance impact?
                ## VGA ##
                AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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                • #9
                  Non-typo potential correction: "These patches add about two thousand lines of new code to the kernel. "

                  Do you actually mean "kernel" or do you mean GCC?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chuckula View Post
                    Non-typo potential correction: "These patches add about two thousand lines of new code to the kernel. "

                    Do you actually mean "kernel" or do you mean GCC?
                    Yeah meant the compiler, thanks.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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