Response to Meltdown and Spectre

Matthias Apitz guru at
Mon Feb 5 15:57:37 UTC 2018

El día lunes, febrero 05, 2018 a las 02:37:20p. m. +0100, Polytropon escribió:

> > For all production server I run any reboot that is not scheduled by admins
> > is ultimate disaster, so it is equivalent to "bricked" machine. That
> > hardware can not be further used as production server, but "mere" fact or
> > reboot is ultimate disaster itself.
> While this is not the established meaning of "bricked", it it
> definitely an understandable (!) interpretation of the term.

For me "bricked" in addition to "unusable" means: there is no software
way any more to change the fault because the hardware does not boot up
into a state where it could read(...) any attempts to change somethinb. The
device is now "dark" and does not communicate anymore by no means.

Only a hardware change (for example replace some chip) would help.


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