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SubjectRe: Linux* Processor Microcode Data File
On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 14:16:55 +0000
Sitsofe Wheeler <sitsofe@yahoo.com> 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.


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