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Ben Hutchings's diary of life and technology

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Wed, 07 Feb 2018

Debian LTS work, January 2018

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 8 hours from December. I worked all these hours.

I put together and tested a more-or-less complete backport of KPTI/KAISER to Linux 3.2, based on work by Hugh Dickins and several others. This mitigates the Meltdown vulnerability on amd64 (only). I prepared and uploaded an update for wheezy with this and several other security fixes, and issued DLA-1232-1. I also released another update on the Linux 3.2 longterm stable branch (3.2.98), and started work on the next (3.2.99).

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