Meltdown – Spectre

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Jan 8 18:58:30 UTC 2018

On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:57:56 +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día lunes, enero 08, 2018 a las 09:22:34a. m. +0100, Kristof Provost escribió:
> > They have been aware of the problem for 6+ months. FreeBSD was notified 
> > in late December. It’s being worked on, but these are non-trivial 
> > changes, so it’ll take some time.
> As I side note, and not related to FreeBSD: My Internet server is run by
> some webhosting company (, they use Ubuntu servers and since
> yesterday they have shutdown SSH access to the servers argumenting that they want
> protect my (all's) servers against attacks of Meltdown and Spectre.
> Imagine, next time we have to shutdown all IOT gadgets...

Additionally, prepare for your bills to increase. The current
mitigation concepts, as far as I understand, result in a lower
performance (about 20 %) of the patched (!) systems. So when
you heavily rely on cloud infrastructures, and you have the
magical "[x] upgrade my plan if justified by increased load"
enabled, well... When things start costing money, you know
who'll always pay... ;-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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