Response to Meltdown and Spectre

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at
Sat Feb 3 22:48:50 UTC 2018

On Sat, Feb 03, 2018 at 05:30:10PM -0500, Paul Pathiakis via freebsd-questions wrote:
> The sudden reboots and non-starts have been tracked to the patch.
Well, I've certainly heard of these microcode versions being blamed
for sudden reboots, but like Christian I'm using the now-withdrawn
versions on two machines without issue.  But then I'm applying them
from linux (I don't trust BIOS updates, even if they are available).

I haven't heard of non-starts, but I suppose that would be down to
BIOS or EFI updates.

Probably my hardware is different (each microcode blob applies to a
range of different machines in the same generation, and probably to
different steppings), and also I'm not using VMs.

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boots with stiletto heels for such a barefaced truth.
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