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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] microcode update driver rewrite
On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 09:05:57PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> Don't use request_firmware, use request_firmware_nowait() instead. That
> way you never stall. You only want to update the firmware when
> userspace tells you to, not for every boot like I think this will do.

But the CPU microcode *does* need reloading on each boot, as it's stored
in volatile memory that goes away on reboot.

Dave

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