[GTALUG] Meltdown disclosure [was Re: Intel Meltdown Bug -- Conundrum For New Desktop PC Build Spec (to run debian Linux) -- Switch From Intel CPU To AMD CPU ??]

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh at mimosa.com
Tue Jan 9 14:33:47 EST 2018

| From: David Collier-Brown via talk <talk at gtalug.org>

| On 09/01/18 12:23 PM, D. Hugh Redelmeier via talk wrote:
| > In fact, the first news broke because an AMD patch to the kernel
| > spilled the beans.  The AMD patch turned off the already present
| > mitigation for Meltdown in the case of AMD processors.
| > -
| Erk!  Can you point us to a description this? It seem slightly pessimal (;-))

I think that this posting to the Linux Kernel Mailing List is
considered to have let the cat out of the bag for Meltdown.


The problem had been "responsibly disclosed" about half a year before
to folks considered responsible (i.e. not us).

I'm not 100% comfortable with "responsible disclosure".  Especially
with half a year lead time.

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