On Wednesday, 3 January 2018 12:55:54 UTC+1, stephen...@gmail.com  wrote:
> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/
> 
> http://pythonsweetness.tumblr.com/post/169166980422/the-mysterious-case-of-the-linux-page-table
> 
> It seems as if Linux countermeasures will involve a significant rewrite aka. 
> FUCKWIT.
> 
> Is this perhaps why there is no final 4.0 release?

I guess the good news is that this debacle is going to force hardware designers 
and OS developers (including Qubes) to work together on minimising the chances 
chip-level bugs like this.

Also Intel, AMD, ARM & Co. will be 'motivated' to pay attention to hardware 
virtualisation security issues.

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