Has any impact assessment been made as to FreeBSD's exposure or
mitigation strategies?

'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux,
Windows redesign - The Register

Other OSes will need an update, performance hits loom A fundamental
design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign
of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug.…
Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel's
virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly
introduce necessary changes to its Windows operating system in this
month's Patch Tuesday ...



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