Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown
- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:46:51 +0000
- From: Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown
On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 08:35:58AM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote:
Your need to upgrade to unstable (Debian Sid). Then you need to get the
latest kernel from the kernel.org website.
This is not good advice to a beginner.
You also need to install GCC7 in sid which will give you version 7.3.0 at
present. That is a new enough compiler to be able to properly install the
spectre and meltdown fixes.
Then you need to run the spectre/meltdown checker which you can get from a
github site and run locally on your box to know it's really installed
spectre-meltdown-checker is packaged (in sid), this is a better route to
get the script as it is (or will be) adjusted to work properly on a
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