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Tue, 01 May 2018

Debian LTS work, April 2018

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 2 hours from March. I worked all 17 hours.

In support of the "retpoline" mitigation for Spectre variant 2, I added a backport of gcc-4.9 to wheezy (as gcc-4.9-backport), based on work by Roberto Sánchez and on the existing gcc-4.8 backport (gcc-mozilla). I also updated the linux-tools package to support building external modules with retpolines enabled. Finally, I completed an update to the linux package, but delayed uploading it until 1st May due to an embargoed issue.

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