The Kernel Team is completely focused on addressing any Spectre and Meltdown issues as they arise. A secure Ubuntu is our top priority. No new Livepatches are being produced and our regular SRU cycles are suspended while we address Spectre and Meltdown.
Spectre mitigation kernels are available. The kernels in the following post have been promoted to the updates repository:
The most up to date information available regarding Meltdown and Spectre is being published to:
If you would like to reach the kernel team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-kernel channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you can mail the Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing list at: email@example.com.
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