Microsoft halts security patch after AMD systems fail to boot

It said it had no reason to believe the drivers were troubled by the second flaw dubbed Meltdown

Wanted to make it clear this patch is to address GPZ Variant 1 (one of the variants of Spectre) and not GPZ Variant 3 (Meltdown).

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday the patches released to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats slowed down some personal computers and servers, with systems running on older Intel Corp (INTC.O) processors seeing a noticeable decrease in performance.

But yesterday AMD said it was aware of an issue with some older-generation processors following the installation of a Microsoft security update that was published over the weekend.

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In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft's executive vice president of Windows and devices, Terry Myerson, said that a significant slowdown will likely occur on some Windows machines after installing updates to protect against the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. After the patch began rolling out, Microsoft's support forums were hit with many complaints from AMD system users saying that their PC would no longer boot. That documentation was used by Microsoft when developing its security response to the Spectre and Meltdown threats, the company said. This includes nine updates that have been released since January 3, with the security-only Spectre and Meltdown update among them (KB4056897).

AMD should have done a better job documenting how software makers should develop patches for the chip maker's hardware and more clearly explained the security issues associated with their products, Mr. Kocher said.

The number of affected AMD processors has not been disclosed, but an AMD spokesperson said the booting errors affect only a small subset of its "older" processors. Microsoft went on to blame AMD's documentation for the problem.

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Meltdown and Spectre fiasco is affecting nearly all Windows PCs and Phones and with processors manufactured by Intel, AMD, and ARM.

Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global, a Westborough, Mass. -based cloud solution provider, hasn't come across any AMD-related performance issues among his company's customers.

The firm halted nine operating system updates for AMD processors.

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