Reply to post: Re. Fix D: EPIC Fail / Itanic

Hate to ruin your day, but... Boffins cook up fresh Meltdown, Spectre CPU design flaw exploits

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re. Fix D: EPIC Fail / Itanic


On the other hand, maybe all those "useless" AMD dual core dinosaurs I have can be tested and sold, with boards at a premium as "SPECTRE/Meltdown/Multiplicity proof" with Rowhammer/ASLR proofing being designed into the BIOS/uEFI.

Interesting aside, back in the day my ancient SN-25 had this "problem" with some games failing badly until the multicore issue was patched on *every* *single* *feckin* *game* using some clever code.

Interestingly it turned out that the code introduced other problems like BF1942 crashing later on in the game due to a possible feedback loop causing a race condition (DDR2 rowhammer?!) which also got fixed.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019