[$] Meltdown and Spectre mitigations — a February update

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The initial panic over the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities
has faded, and work on mitigations in the kernel has slowed since our mid-January report. That work has not
stopped, though. Fully equipping the kernel to protect systems from these
vulnerabilities is a task that may well require years. Read on for an
update on the current status of that work.