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Re: Better communication about spectre/meltdown

On Thu, 2018-02-15 at 20:56 +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:33:12PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > 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.
> Or rather introduce gcc-4.9 as a new source package to wheezy LTS
> which can then be used for the kernel build (once 3.2.x has
> retpoline backported).
> For the architectures supported in LTS the compiler difference 
> between 4.6 and 4.9 should not matter.

I hope so, but that's quite a large jump.

Won't we also rebuild firefox-esr and xen with retpoline?


Ben Hutchings
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice

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