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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 19:27    Post subject:  Huge Kernel Update
Subject description: series 4.4, 4.9, 4.14, 4.17
 

There has been a large mitigation patch for SSBD (aka Spectre-2) released for supported kernels. Those folks involved with Woof-CE or that otherwise patch/update kernels should have at least a look at this update.

Those using Slackware 14.2 have an update through Slackware.

Changelog for 4.4.144 as example

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 05:06    Post subject:  

so what does that mean for us simpletons that are using versions released here?
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 21:19    Post subject:  

Wait till someone releases a compatible kernel (32 or 32pae or 64 bit) and replace your zdrv & vmlinuz (& possibly add fdrv if needed). Since it's a major change, I'm waiting a fortnight or more for stability, before I make a 4.14.xx 64bit kernel, as it takes me 5 hours to compile one. Too many 'reversions' (undoing previous fixes) have occurred for my liking.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Aug 2018, 14:37    Post subject:  

Yah, its time consuming. Even at the "spin" level. Since the general distro gets updated, occasionally the spin needs revision. Considering the recent updates to kernel that are including spectre-2 if I were to update AtomicPup to k3.18.x it would take me at least that long.

IMHO: kernels seem to be getting twice-a-week updates due to all this Meltdown/Spectre crud. I'm hoping this situation will more or less stabilize soon. /MHO

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep 2018, 00:29    Post subject:  

That was a long fortnight - 8 weeks - but I finally got to a make kernel that has no significant reverts/updates - 4.14.69 64bit slacko64 compatible.
See: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=106084&start=40
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