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Date:      Tue, 9 Jan 2018 22:29:12 -0500
From:      Ed Maste <emaste@freebsd.org>
To:        Dave B <g8kbvdave@googlemail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   =?UTF-8?Q?Re=3A_32_bit_fix=3F_=28Was_Re=3A_Meltdown_=E2=80=93_Spectre=29?=
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On 9 January 2018 at 07:23, Dave B via freebsd-questions
<freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:
> When is a patch for i386 (32 bit) versions likely to be available?
>
> Regards.
>
> Dave B.
>
> (I only run non GUI 32 bit instances of FreeBSD, on older hardware, GPSD
> NTP machines etc.)

Similar techniques can be applied to i386, but they are a lower
priority and we don't yet have a timeline. I expect that i386 patches
will follow after the full set of mitigations have been applied to
amd64.

Note that if the "older hardware" is old enough it may predate these issues.



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