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Some Of The Features Coming To The Linux 4.16 Kernel

Among the material on the table for Linux 4.16 includes:

– More optimizations/improvements around Meltdown/Spectre mitigations, including Variant One mitigations and KPTI/Retpoline tuning/optimizations as well as ARM64 KPTI support. Some of this may be back-ported to earlier kernels.