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    SubjectRe: Intel microcode fixes [OFF-TOPIC]
    Pat St. Jean wrote:
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    > How could it? IIRC, the "new" microcode is stored in the flash rom with
    > the BIOS. One of the first things the machine does on startup is update
    > the microcode. Linux isn't even in existance at that time.

    You are mixing BIOS program and processor-chip microcode.
    BIOS-code is a program which is run at boot-up from BIOS-Prom or flashrom.
    Microcode is processor internal code which defines the actual execution
    of processor instructions.

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