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SystemMF
17-Jan-2018, 14:33
Hi,

Do you know if any of the kernel updates for the Meltdown/Spectre will work on the SLES 11 SP2 ?

ab
17-Jan-2018, 15:01
The Patch Builder download site seems to show that there are kernel builds
for SLES 11 SP3 if you have purchased the long-term support (LTSS); this
is also documented in the CVEs for the issues, as well as TIDs:
https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=7022512


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ab
17-Jan-2018, 15:03
Sorry; I sent before I was finished.

Since you are using an Enterprise Linux (SLES) distribution, it is not
usually recommended to speculate on whether something out of support will
work with some other patches; they have not been tested, but sure they may
work. If anything goes wrong though, with this fairly-serious kernel
patch, your system may not boot, or it may not run reliably, or it may
behave erratically, or its performance may be much worse than expected.
If you care about the services on these boxes, you may want to seriously
look into upgrading to current code so that patches can be applied
normally resolving the issue.

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