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  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

Oracle Linux UEK4 (4.1.12-112.16.4) errata kernel update compiled with retpoline support

By: Wim Coekaerts | SVP

Yesterday afternoon, we released a UEK4 update for both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.

You can find the announcement mail here.

This update includes a number of generic fixes but most importantly it adds support for retpoline. In order to build this kernel, we also had to release updated versions of gcc which we did a little while ago. You can find more information in general about retpoline on various sites, Here's an article of a discussion on the kernel maillist.

Note, our UEK5 preview kernels (based on 4.14 stable) are also built with retpoline support.

You can find more information about our errata publicly here .

As always, keep checking the what's new page for new RPMs released on http://yum.oracle.com.

 

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