IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 20, Number 9
March 7, 2018 Doug Bidwell
More Breaking News! Yes, it is Spectre and Meltdown update time once again. The firmware issued for certain systems causes V6R1M1 to have an IPL failure. Check the worksheet in the IBM i PTF Guide and see this link.
The V7R2 recommended fixes for Temporary Disk Space have something worth looking at, which is MF64483 and which was released on March 1. Apparently, this has to do with tracking and curbing temporary disk space growth.
One last thing. the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution security vulnerabilities have been classified by IBM’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) as having a “High Severity” level. We have been monitoring this issue, and we are looking forward to IBM putting our relative performance figures for the Power8 and Power9 machines that show the performance impact of these patches. We will keep you posted.
Below is the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: