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SubjectRe: Linux* Processor Microcode Data File
On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 10:43:57AM +0100, Dragoslav Zaric wrote:

> So, does new kernel versions just copy this microcode update file in
> /etc/firmware folder or new
> instructions are replaced in assembly code ?

The kernel doesn't load microcode automatically but it can provide a
device to allow userspace to trigger a microcode update (via
/dev/cpu/microcode ). On boot the patching process is normally started
by an initscript. See for details.

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