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    SubjectRe: [patch 05/11] [PATCH 05/11] x86: Moved microcode.c to microcode_intel.c.
    On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:59:39 +0200
    Peter Oruba <peter.oruba@amd.com> wrote:

    > Some additonal words regarding the current user space issues:
    >
    > IMHO the most convenient way to update microcode is through the
    > firmware loading interface instead of microcode_ctl. This reduces
    > user-space responsibilities to loading the correct module at boot
    > time and to place the microcode patch file at the right location via
    > package installation. The problems mentioned in this thread would
    > then probably disappear as well. What do you guys think?

    while I absolutely don't disagree with what you say, breaking existing
    userspace is not an option.
    Yes I very much would like for microcode_ctl to die as well (in fact,
    that was one of the reasons we had the microcode code use
    request_firmware), but that doesn't mean we can just ditch
    compatibility ;(


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