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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86, microcode: Make reload interface per system
    On Wed, 20 Jun 2012, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
    > On Thu, 21 Jun 2012, Borislav Petkov wrote:
    > > Which means that
    > >
    > > static enum ucode_state request_microcode_fw(int cpu, struct device *device)
    > > {
    > > char name[30];
    > >
    > > ...
    > >
    > > sprintf(name, "intel-ucode/%02x-%02x-%02x",
    > > c->x86, c->x86_model, c->x86_mask);
    > >
    > > needs to be changed to the name of the microcode blob you guys use for
    > > distributing and we can drop the OLD INTERFACE and there'll be no need
    > > for userspace tools doing anything with the ucode patches.
    >
    > Only if Intel will stop distributing that text crap and distribute the
    > binary microcode already.

    I mean, for as long as Intel continues distributing text files, we will
    have use for an userspace tool to convert it to binary and conveniently
    package it to users in a binary package for the distro.

    --
    "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
    them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
    where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
    Henrique Holschuh


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