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#1 Re: Other Issues » AMD microcode update » 2018-04-14 23:40:19

fsmithred wrote:

Miyo,

I don't know. There could be differences in the server hardware, the network paths or the current load on the server. Try running a traceroute on the different repos to compare times. And also notice that us.mirror takes you out of the US. (Boston to Chicago to Canada to France for me.)

That routing through France pretty much answers why I am getting a "waiting for headers" message between files when installing packages, and some pretty slow download speeds.   I'll have to change mirrors. 

Thanks again, fsr.

#2 Re: Other Issues » AMD microcode update » 2018-04-14 23:34:12

fsr,

Thanks.  That devuan is a release behind is what was confusing me.  I'll add the backports repo to my sources.list and get 4.15 from there.

#3 Re: Other Issues » AMD microcode update » 2018-04-14 15:06:31

Thanks for your reply.

I ran testing in Debian for years.  As such I had been running 4.15 for quite a while, and it had been fully patched.  Running 4.9.0-6 out of the Devuan repos gives me different results when running the spectre-meltdown-checker script than I got running it on the latest version of the 4.15 kernel found in Debian testing. 

I'm using us.mirror.devuan.org in my sources.list file.  Is this repo not always kept up to date, or is 4.15 not available in ascii?  I'm just sort of confused as to the differences in release as to me they don't seem to be exactly the same.  Or, maybe it's just because I ran testing for so many years I was always used to having pretty much the latest of packages in Debian and I'm not sure what is available in each specific release as with the rolling release of testing specific version names were pretty much irrelevant to me.

#4 Other Issues » AMD microcode update » 2018-04-14 04:05:50

garyk
Replies: 7

Does anyone have any idea when/if Devuan will release the new microcode patch for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities?  Will this rely solely on Debian's timetable?

I just switched this week from Debian to Devuan and am not familiar with how the security updating process works in Devuan, thus the question.  I have a Dell laptop and Dell has the patch available but it's only available for Windows users.  There's an exe file available but I'd be really afraid to run something this serious under Wine. 

Also, anyone have any idea if/when Devuan will add the 4.15/4.16 kernel with all the patches for specture/meltdown to the ascii depositories?  Or will that have to wait for a release beyond ascii?

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