Google says that its newly released Retpoline fix for the Variant 2 of the Spectre security flaw will not cause any significant performance degradation compared to fixes from other manufacturers.

The fix is said to address the most difficult vulnerability, according to both Microsoft and Google. Intel even confirmed last Thursday that their fix may cause an impact on performance, and results may vary based on the specific workload, platform configuration and mitigation technique.

Meanwhile, VP of Google’s 24×7 Ben Treynor Sloss says that their patch has been proven to be stable since they have yet to receive a support ticket for it, and urged the industry to adopt the fixes.

Source: ZDNet

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