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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86, microcode: Ensure that module is only loaded for
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 01:30:35PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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. :(

Well, I don't know what your script does but it should simply

$ modprobe microcode

and the module should figure it out itself which microcode to load,
AFAICT.

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