referenced by bug #1750937
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Add amd64/i386 retpoline support
Status in gcc-4.8 package in Ubuntu:
Status in gcc-4.8 source package in Trusty:
To mitigate Spectre Variant 2, gcc needs to have retpoline support
(-mindirect-branch and -mfunction-return arguments on amd64 and i386).
Packages with this will go into the proposed pockets but need to be
published in the -security pockets for their respective releases.
Patches for gcc-4.8 were pulled from H.J. Lu's backport branch to 4.9,
available at https://github.com/hjl-tools/gcc/tree/hjl/indirect/gcc-
4_9-branch/master . Upstream GCC does not seem to be applying patches
to anything older than the gcc-6-branch. H.J. Lu is the author of the
upstream retpoline commits as well.
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