Meltdown and 32-bit systems

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thebear
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Meltdown and 32-bit systems

Post by thebear » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:02 pm

Hello all. I have been unable to find any recent updates on this. Have any security updates been issued for 32-bit systems in regard to Meltdown (and Spectre)? If not, what is the best plan of action if you are running a 32-bit system?

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Re: Meltdown and 32-bit systems

Post by jglen490 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:29 pm

The best solution is to do what you should always do, anyway.

Stay updated, stay patched, stay current. And most important, keep current backups of all your important work.

My 32 bit laptop on LM 18.2 is still running. It is still not patched (completely) for Meltdown/Spectre. Vulnerable? Yes. Exploited? Not at the moment.
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Re: Meltdown and 32-bit systems

Post by thebear » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:41 pm

Hello. Just wondering if there is any more news regarding security patches for 32 bit systems? Is there anything in the pipeline?

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Re: Meltdown and 32-bit systems

Post by Mute Ant » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:48 pm

You will not hear it first from Mint?

Try...

https://www.kernel.org/ ... for the Big School news about what's being fixed and how Linux must change. I don't think there's a lot the kernel can do about how a CPU works. There's a lot they can do with the shared memory map... Linus is often quite refreshingly outspoken about other people generating work. It will take time to change how Linux works, I guess, not patches but sand-boxed processes.

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel ... about what's ready for download. Debian+XFCE have always been good to me and my old machines.
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