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Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown

On 31 January 2018 at 22:46, Richard Hector <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 01/02/18 11:20, Michael Fothergill wrote:
> As it turns out I have installed debian on a usb before and booted it up
> successfully.
> It did occur to me that you could advise the new users to buy a
> raspberry pi computer
> and use that to run sid and then install the kernel on my from it.
> Then I would have one machine which apparently cannot be infected with
> meltdown and spectre
> with both sid and the spectre enabled kernel on it (raspberry pi) due
> its architecture

A complicated and expensive solution. The Pi being a different
architecture means you'd need to take extra steps to cross-compile the
kernel. A virtual machine, chroot, container or whatever is much cheaper
and simpler.

​I agree.  It's much a better idea.  But we were actively trying to be dumb in these exchanges for a bit of fun......