Reply to post: Re: Tailored Compilers?

Now Meltdown patches are making industrial control systems lurch

Lazy Jack
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Re: Tailored Compilers?

Well, if you look at how Spectre works, then you'll see that they are talking about using tailored compilers to compile the run-time environment (js engine, OS, sandbox, whatever is to be protected). See the latest Google paper on "retpoline".

So it's not about outlawing compilers, malware authors are still free to use whatever they want.

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