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Old January 30th 18, 12:40 PM posted to alt.privacy.anon-server, comp.sys.intel, comp.os.vms,comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Default What Linux architectures are not susceptible to meltdown orspectre?

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Bill Gunshannon wrote:

On 01/29/2018 04:47 PM, DaveFroble wrote:
Nomen Nescio wrote:
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Nomen Nescio wrote:
Subject: What Linux architectures are not susceptible to
meltdown or spectre
* The problem is chip based, not OS based.
Right.* But there are other chips on which Linux runs, such as various
RISC chips.* What currently available computers use one of these other
chips?

*So all OSs are susceptible.
Not those running on chips other than Intel, AMD, or ARM.

I don't have any issues with my Alphas.

But then Alpha processors were designed by smarter engineers than
Intel's H1B clowns.


One might be surprised to find out how many of those Intel and AMD chip
people were also the ones who worked on Alpha.


I was being nice and not mentioning this. :-)


You're both being thick.

The problem has been around since the mid 90's. The Alpha teams
weren't sold until 5-6 years later.