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by Stevo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Tweak that might work with MX?
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Tweak that might work with MX?

entropyfoe wrote:noatime is recommended for SSDs to reduce writes.


Yes, but it should also speed up spinning drives somewhat if it can reduce writes on them.
by Stevo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: March snapshot?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: March snapshot?

Debian just updated the gcc-6 compiler in Stretch to support retpoline fully, so we are investigating rebuilding the kernel to add more Spectre variant 2 mitigation. I can already see that it worked on the latest Liquorix kernel I built on my laptop, though I don't see the newer gcc being used yet i...
by Stevo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Tweak that might work with MX?
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Tweak that might work with MX?

It seems to me that there should be a way to do the same trick with the standard sysvinit. Maybe, but not with the commands posted by OP. Yes, it would have to be different. I also noticed that another tweak was to add noatime to the filesystem options in /etc/fstab, except for the swap partition. ...
by Stevo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: CR Discussion
Topic: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team
Replies: 832
Views: 65813

Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

qBittorrent 4.0.4 with updated libtorrent-rasterbar "engine" 1.1.5.

Lightzone 4.1.8
by Stevo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Tweak that might work with MX?
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Tweak that might work with MX?

It seems to me that there should be a way to do the same trick with the standard sysvinit.
by Stevo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)

Yeah, I want to backport the upstream Debian 4.15 kernel for it's extra hardware support (Ryzen, for one), but it's a quite lengthy build on my laptop.
by Stevo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)

With the liquorix 4.14-29 kernel compiled against the new gcc-6, the last line is now: /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spectre_v2:Mitigation: Full generic retpoline as opposed to: /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spectre_v2:Vulnerable: Minimal generic ASM retpoline I don't know if our...
by Stevo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)

This update adds retpoline support to the compiler. https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2018/msg00045.html It's also now in Jessie's gcc-4.9. Retpoline is a hardening technique against Spectre variant 2, so it's possible that our kernel would show better hardening results if we recomp...
by Stevo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: MX17, upgrades (did debian take over the numberings again?)

This update adds retpoline support to the compiler. https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2018/msg00045.html It's also now in Jessie's gcc-4.9. Retpoline is a hardening technique against Spectre variant 2, so it's possible that our kernel would show better hardening results if we recompi...

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