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considering the june/july initial reporting, the stacking of evidence to related exploits and the release in may next year it look more like 9 months plus some slacking due to multiple being reported. Does not sound like a "they kept waiting indefinitely" but more like proper due diligence.



Right, and it takes time to build and comprehensively test a fix.

Anything on the CPU level that needs to be done in microcode is incredibly complex, and hard to test.




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