I am curious of any intel insiders know if there will be microcode
updates released for older intel CPU's (ex: sandy/ivybridge) and failing
that, what can be done in regards to securing them from meltdown/spectre.
I believe this is a relevant coreboot topic considering how many
coreboot boards have these and older CPU's....without a fix there will
be only one coreboot compatible laptop with open source hardware
initiation that is remotely secure (lenovo g505s as has a pre-PSP AMD
CPU) and theoretically owner controllable (as the previous C2D/C2Q's
such as the X200 are now permanently insecure without intervention from
At this point even a massive performance loss is better than having to
throw out so much now-useless hardware.