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Re: Better communication about spectre/meltdown


I waited some as I did not think I had any additional information to
contribute with. But I realize that I can gather some data and start
to compile a page for others to start with.

As I said in the other mail thread I have created a first page here:

I will not update this page further today. I'll get back to this to
see if someone else have done something tomorrow, or early next week.

Best regards

// Ola

On 15 February 2018 at 12:33, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, 08 Feb 2018, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> 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:
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/SpectreAndMeltdown
>> Can we get something similar done for Debian?
> No answer so far. Maybe someone should just go ahead and try to create
> something like this, asking the relevant persons for the required data.
>> Who is in charge of backporting the retpoline patches to our old gcc
>> versions?
> On IRC I learned that Moritz Muehlenhoff (jmm) started the work of
> bakcporting retpoline to gcc-4.9 for jessie. We need to do the same
> for gcc-4.6 (and maybe gcc-4.7) in wheezy. gcc-4.6 is used for the
> kernel build so that's the important target really.
> I have added items to dla-needed.txt so that someone takes care of this.
> Cheers,
> --
> Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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