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Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown




Le lundi 29 janvier 2018 à 07:52 +0000, Dextin Jerafmel a écrit :
> Hello
> 
> I've installed Debian 9.3 about one and a half month ago . I'm newbie
> to Linux world
> My Kernel was 4.9.0.3 at the first of installation . After upgrading
> ( sudo apt upgrade ) it becomes 4.9.0.4
> But in Your site You've mentioned Kernel for Debian Stretch is 4.9.65
> and You updated it for Spectre and Meltdown bugs
> I tried to search for available Kernel images but there isn't any
> newer Kernel than 4.9.0.5
> 
> Please guide me
> 
> Thanks a lot
> 
Hello.

Debian kernel versionning doesn't match kernel version itself.
You should see it via dpkg -s:

$ dpkg -s linux-image-4.9.0-5-amd64
Package: linux-image-4.9.0-5-amd64
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: kernel
Installed-Size: 185320
Maintainer: Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Architecture: amd64
Source: linux
Version: 4.9.65-3+deb9u2
         ^^^^^^
Depends: kmod, linux-base (>= 4.3~), initramfs-tools (>= 0.120+deb8u2)
| linux-initramfs-tool
Recommends: firmware-linux-free, irqbalance
Suggests: linux-doc-4.9, debian-kernel-handbook, grub-pc | grub-efi-
amd64 | extlinux
Breaks: initramfs-tools (<< 0.120+deb8u2), xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse
(<< 1:13.0.99)
Description: Linux 4.9 for 64-bit PCs
 The Linux kernel 4.9 and modules for use on PCs with AMD64, Intel 64
or
 VIA Nano processors.
 .
 This kernel also runs on a Xen hypervisor.  It supports both
privileged
 (dom0) and unprivileged (domU) operation.
Homepage: https://www.kernel.org/


As you can see, linux-image-4.9.0-5-amd64 is kernel 4.9.65

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Bastien Durel