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Re: How to safely hold kernel packages ?




Hello,

On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 06:00:16PM +0100, Stéphane Rivière wrote:
> So, after an aptitude search ~i~linux- I hold theses meta-packages :
> 
> aptitude hold linux-image-amd64
> aptitude hold linux-headers-amd64

I think you also would need to hold package
linux-image-4.9.0-4-amd64.

> Hopefully, there is a new "nokaiser" boot option !
> (happy end).

"pti=off", or "nopti":
<https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.html>

> Or may be it's better to apply security patches and use the new "nokaiser"
> boot option...

This sounds like a better option because each kernel update will fix
a lot of other things, not only Meltdown.

Cheers,
Andy

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