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SubjectRe: Linux* Processor Microcode Data File
On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 14:16:55 +0000
Sitsofe Wheeler <> wrote:

> 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

it does if you have the right format; the kernel uses
request_firmware() for this.
The microcode on the intel website is not ready for this yet, but we're
working hard to have future drops to be in the new format.

Arjan van de Ven Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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