Intel halts patches, fixes cause problems.


The chipmaker’s updates to fix the Meltdown and Spectre design flaws have been causing computers to unexpectedly reboot.

‘Intel recommends that manufacturers and users stop deployment of current versions, as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior.

Intel acknowledged chips in the company’s lines called Broadwell and Haswell were causing problems after receiving updates. The company said Thursday newer chip models called Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Kaby Lake and Skylake are also affected.

On Sunday, Linus Torvalds, an influential software developer known for creating Linux, which underpins systems like Android and Chrome OS, repeatedly called the Meltdown updates “garbage”.’

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