Intel Says to Stop Applying Problematic Spectre, Meltdown Patch

Intel is now advising its customers and partners to halt the installation of patches for its Broadwell and Haswell microprocessor systems in the wake of recent reports of reboot problems.

Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel, today said in a post that Intel soon will be issuing a fix for the patch. In the meantime, he says customers should refrain from applying the problematic patches. “We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current versions, as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior,” he said.

Word that customers were experiencing higher system reboot problems began circulating earlier this month, and Intel issued an advisory about the problem on Jan. 11.

Read more about Intel’s advise to halt the installation of patches that have led to reboot problems with Broadwell and Haswell microprocessors, the cause of which has now been identified, on DarkReading.

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