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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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