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    SubjectRe: [patch-2.3.46-p2] P6 microcode update support
    On Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 08:01:47AM +0000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
    > Also, more importantly, Intel manual says "the update must run in the
    > early stages of POST and always before L2 cache controllers are
    > initialized". I ignored it and it still worked fine.

    I don't know much about intel microcode, but perhaps a microcode update
    _may_ change cache handling. So it might work with every microcode
    update available now (because Intel didn't make any incompatible
    changes), but may fail with the next one.


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