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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    Steps are being taken by the US government to create a new non-intel architecture.
    That's of little help for the millions of people with an insecure (or slow) Intel based computer.

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Hi,

    I have seen that the Meltdown patch is available for Fedora 26/27. However we are using old Fedora version - Fedora 7(moonshine). Is the patch available for it? Or is there any plan to release a compatible patch?

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Support for F7 ended about a decade ago.

    By staying with F7 for so long you must have missed many, many other security related updates - why do want this one ?

    If you really need to use a 2.6 kernel, perhaps an upgrade to Centos 6 might work, and that might even get patch.

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    Steps are being taken by the US government to create a new non-intel architecture.
    that's a nice waste of time and resources

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Hi,

    I have seen that the Meltdown patch is available for Fedora 26/27. However we are using old Fedora version - Fedora 7(moonshine). Is the patch available for it? Or is there any plan to release a compatible patch?

    Regards,
    Veena
    I suggest you read the information about Fedora's lifecycle.

    Maintenance Schedule

    We say maintained for approximately 13 months because the supported period for releases is dependent on the date the release under development goes final. As a result, Release X is supported until one month after the release of Release X+2.
    This translates into:

    • Fedora 26 will be maintained until 1 month after the release of Fedora 28.
    • Fedora 27 will be maintained until 1 month after the release of Fedora 29.

    Maintenance Schedule Rationale

    Fedora is focused on free and open source software innovations and moves quickly. If you want a distribution that moves slower but has a longer lifecycle, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which is derivative of Fedora or free rebuilds of that such as CentOS might be more suitable for you. Refer to the RHEL page for more details.
    Historically, the Fedora Project has found that supporting two releases plus Rawhide and the pre-release Branched code to be a manageable work load.

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Why Intel x86 must die
    merged in with this since it's the same core topic

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    I suggest you read the information about Fedora's lifecycle.
    Thank you so much. I think it will be better for us to move to the latest version.

    Regards,
    Veena

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    that's a nice waste of time and resources
    Hi Antikythera

    The USA government is paranoic and probably rightly so. They have multiple weapons systems that must not be hacked. A super level of security is needed if it is for a missile carrying some explosive device, or for the missile itself. That confidence level implies that the microcode that is loaded into the cpu itself must be signed and stored in the motherboard, presumably within a "Trusted Platform Module" (TPM) and not on disk or on any replaceable chip.

    If the cpu microcode updates are stored in a TPM, can you trust the TPM on the mother board to house the microcode and have confidence that the contents are valid? I would say, only if it is a soldered in chip, and it's authenticity can be proven via some auditor's signature testing program.
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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    I am going to make an observation, please correct me if I am wrong.

    This forum's host system has installed the Meltdown patch. And as a consequence, I find that responding (posting a response or creating a new forum entry now takes up to 30 seconds.
    So, it's either the patch, or other -- host, network, database, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    I am going to make an observation, please correct me if I am wrong.

    This forum's host system has installed the Meltdown patch. And as a consequence, I find that responding (posting a response or creating a new forum entry now takes up to 30 seconds.
    So, it's either the patch, or other -- host, network, database, ...
    It's actually more likely to do with the number of bots attempting to create user accounts to spam with being dealt with at the moment

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    Hi Antikythera

    They have multiple weapons systems that must not be hacked.
    the majority are still running on much older systems with Windows 95 or 98 so safe from meltdown and SPECTRE

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    the majority are still running on much older systems with Windows 95 or 98 so safe from meltdown and SPECTRE
    The actual weapon systems probably run on much simpler operating systems, more akin to MSDOS, or the programs run on the bare system.

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    Re: Meltdown and Spectre

    more importantly, they won't be connected to the internet

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