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Better communication about spectre/meltdown

Hello everybody,

I have had enquiries of LTS sponsors about the status of spectre/meltdown
mitigations in Debian. I tried to answer but even for me as an insider who
knows the ins and outs of Debian rather well, it's really difficult for me
to be able to answer.

IMO we should really try to maintain a page like most vendors are doing.
Here's what ubuntu did:

Can we get something similar done for Debian?

Can someone share our plans to addresse spectre variant 1 and 2?
Have the patches matured enough at the upstream level so that they can be
considered for backporting?

Who is in charge of backporting the retpoline patches to our old gcc

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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