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Compiler with Spectre mitigation retpoline/-mindirect-branch=thunk


I was wondering, are the debian maintainers planning on backporting the -mindirect-branch=thunk support introduced in GCC 7.3 and 8.1 to the compilers available on Jessie and Stretch? While this is not necessarily a security fix for the compiler it does provide that fix to at least kernels compiled using it.


Robin Geuze

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