Another side effects of Spectre mitigation in Intel microcode

Don’t install latest intel-microcode on Ubuntu Ubuntu shipped an updated package for intel-microcode on Thursday 29th March to mitigate Spectre: intel-microcode (3.20180312.0~ubuntu17.10.1) artful-security; urgency=medium * SECURITY UPDATE: New upstream microcode data file 20180312 to provide IBRS/IBPB/STIBP microcode support for Spectre variant 2 mitigation Unfortunately, it blocked the boot process on my PC with logs like …

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