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Section 1: Meltdown

In this section we will be discussing Meltdown, a recent hardware vulnerability that has seriously impacted operating system design. Section is mandatory; you will be expected to understand the material we cover.


Here's what you should do before section:

  1. Read the Meltdown paper!
  2. Fill out this Google Form answering the following questions:
    • Briefly, how does Meltdown work?
    • How can Meltdown be fixed or mitigated?
    • What questions did you have about the paper?