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Re: comment and new question--when do upgrades take effect




On Mon 29 Jan 2018 at 09:17:14 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 01/29/2018 08:52 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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> >On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 09:37:54AM -0500, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> >>On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 08:29:33AM -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
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> >[...]
> >
> >>>I've seen comments such as that before.
> >>>But I've not seen anything about "What is KPTI or how to use it".
> >>>
> >>KPTI - kernel page table isolation
> >
> >[...]
> >
> >>The Wikipedia article on the subject is much more informative, if you
> >>want to go deeper.
> >
> >Indeed -- a visit to the Internet Library of Alexandria (aka Wikipedia)
> >should be mandatory these days (quick! before someone burns it down :-)
> >
> >   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KPTI
> >
> 
> Mea [not quite] culpa
> I quit reading before the last sentence as it was talking about
> implementation details without any evident interest in Joe End User.

Well, certain end users seem to be very impatient for a fix before the
true scale of the problem has been fully appreciated.

> And that last sentence was not really informative. IMHO

You never know these days. We may eventually look back at Wikipedia
with nostalgia. Remember Net Neutrality, Fairness Doctrine, …?

> There has been a similar tendency in this and related threads.

No idea of what is meant and in what.

Cheers,
David.