Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4703 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
"Will MorphOS also be Spectre and Meltdown compatible?"
The flaws in these CPUs allowed any running process to peer into the memory space of any other.
MorphOS and AmigaOS already have that flaw by design, they don't need the CPU to allow it.
Good point. And as a 'flaw' its something that I never addressed while use 68K processors (the lack of memory protection).
But then, I was using an OS that only allowed for position independent code, hard coding specific memory writes was frowned on...so, the primary problems in that type of environment are bad coding techniques and errors in the the OS, or memory mapping that would allow one application to overwrite the memory allocated to another.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"