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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] microcode update driver rewrite
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On Thu, 2006-05-25 at 08:02 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 12:12:34AM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 09:05:57PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> >
> > > Don't use request_firmware, use request_firmware_nowait() instead. That
> > > way you never stall. You only want to update the firmware when
> > > userspace tells you to, not for every boot like I think this will do.
> >
> > But the CPU microcode *does* need reloading on each boot, as it's stored
> > in volatile memory that goes away on reboot.
>
> Sorry about that, you are right. But this will make the boot process a
> bit different than what it currently is, just make sure that the distros
> realize this change...


that's why there is a config option to keep the compatibility

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