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Fix leads to higher reboots, stop deploying :Intel on Meltdown, Spectre patches

Fix leads to higher reboots, stop deploying :Intel on Meltdown, Spectre patches

Intel's solution for meltdown and specter security errors just got a lot worse. The company, which started setting up patches for all the processors affected by this defect, has asked customers to stop using it because it can lead to more reboots and unexpected system behavior. As a meltdown, only Intel processors are believed to be affected, while the spectators affect almost all the modern processors and thus extends beyond PC World.

Intel's innovative Shenoy, who is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Group at Intel Corporation, issues out Reboot issues in a new blog post on the company's newswear. This post says, "We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system makers, software vendors and end users stop the deployment of the current version, as it can introduce more than anticipated reboots and other uncertain system behaviors." Intel issues reboot issues on Spectre and Meltdown patches on January 11.
Fix leads to higher reboots, stop deploying :Intel on Meltdown, Spectre patches

Intel’s latest statement asking customers to stop deployment of security patches for Spectre and Meltdown comes weeks after its CEO Brian Krzanich had issued a statement at CES 2018 saying, the company has issued updates to all processors, products introduced in the past five years and expecting to cover most by end of January.

He said in the statement that "some workloads will have more impact than others." It was reported that skayaleke, was heavily affected by Intel's new processors, including processors also patch kb Lake and faced hitano effect. Earlier it was argued that in some cases, PC performance with meltdown and specter fix can hit up to 30%.

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