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

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 3:43 PM, Robin Geuze wrote:

> 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.

This sounds like a question for the Debian security team:


That said, I believe they are testing these CPU security issue mitigations.