Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4764 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> will an X64 fork (with whatever changes that brings) present any issues?
Depends on the changes, I'd say. For current MorphOS ported to x64 as is, there'd be no difference to current MorphOS on Power Architecture. A MorphOS/x64 with memory protection and SMP on the other hand would require mitigations against Spectre, Meltdown and Foreshadow to not be vulnerable to those exploits.
Thanks, that is what I thought. Introduce memory protection, and then the exploits that defeat it become a problem.
Well, we can only hope that hardware/cpu vendors work on this while we are in transition.
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