Forum - Intel's Chip Bug Fixes Have Bugs of Their Own
News Fetcher
Joined: Oct 24 2009
Last Active: Never/Not tracked
Total Active: Never/Not tracked
Timezone: GMT+ -7
130273 posts
Last Page Viewed:
Post 142955       January 12 '18 at 11:30 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's bugception department:
From a report: Intel said late Thursday it is investigating an issue with Broadwell and Haswell CPUs after customers reported higher system reboot rates when they installed firmware updates for fixing the Spectre flaw. The hardware vendor said these systems are both home computers and data center servers. "We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue," said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation. "If this requires a revised firmware update from Intel, we will distribute that update through the normal channels. We are also working directly with data center customers to discuss the issue," Shenoy added. The Intel exec said users shouldn't feel discouraged by these snags and continue to install updates from OS makers and OEMs.