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SubjectRe: Linux* Processor Microcode Data File
On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 08:11:09AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 14:16:55 +0000
> Sitsofe Wheeler <sitsofe@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.

Wow so I was redundant AND wrong in the same email!

What motivated the switch to the generic request_firmware interface? Is
it just less messy/faster than previous methods?

Additionally while I remember, is it worth updating the microcode on all
machines? At present I have an EeePC 900 and it's unclear if it would
benefit from a microcode update (but there's a definite cost to running
the current initscript at boot).

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