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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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