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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 <>:
    > >> 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,


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