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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86, microcode: Ensure that module is only loaded for
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On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Kay Sievers wrote:
>2012/4/17 Gene Heskett <gene.heskett@gmail.com>:
>> I do not think the above has anything to do with the current version
>> shipping in some distro's, which is trying to find the intel code on
>> kernels >2.6.39 when running on AMD stuff, so that script in
>> /etc/init.d needs attention too. آ I have nuked about half of that
>> script in my local copy so that it does install AMD code on AMD
>> processors. آ The errors I was seeing were only the lack of its
>> ability to find the Intel code and does not generate any output
>> resembling the above.
>
>Just a note: the intel microcode is loaded by a kernel-initiated
>firmware request these days. There is no (broken) init script on
>recent systems, to (rather mindlessly) fiddle around in userspace with
>kernel internals.
>
>Kay

That has to be a good deal in general, but it leaves us AMD users swinging
in a strong breeze. That microcode loading was in the kernel until sometime
in the 2.6.20ish time frame, I can recall scanning dmesg's where it was
loaded by about line 75 in past history. Now its just an afterthought. :(

Thanks Kay.

Cheers, Gene
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