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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.0-test10
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Ok, test10-final is out there now. This has no _known_ bugs that I
> consider show-stoppers, for what it's worth.


But it contains an erroneous part in microcode.c:

- if (c->x86_vendor != X86_VENDOR_INTEL || c->x86 < 6){
+ if (c->x86_vendor != X86_VENDOR_INTEL || c->x86 != 6){
printk(KERN_ERR "microcode: CPU%d not an Intel P6\n",

It was not in Daniel's cleanup patch which I saw but came from elsewhere.
Are there Intel CPUs with family>6 which do not support the same mechanism
for microcode update as family=6? The manuals suggest that test for ">" is
correct, i.e. that Intel will maintain compatibility with P6 wrt microcode

Perhaps Richard can clarify this?


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