Re: [PATCH] x86: Unbreak early processor microcode loading

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Wed Mar 04 2015 - 04:20:14 EST

On Wed, Mar 04, 2015 at 04:27:12PM +0800, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> Yes, it's built into the kernel with config:
> CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="amd-ucode/microcode_amd.bin
> amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam15h.bin"
> That's as some customer and in-house environments we use are initramfs-less
> and some we don't have direct control over the initramfs.
> I don't see why built-in microcode loading shouldn't work,

Well, it doesn't matter really. If you need to update microcode, either
with the early loader or with a built-in microcode, you'd still have to
regenerate the initrd *and* the kernel. Let me try to reproduce that

Btw, you could also use the late-update method without rebooting the
machine by putting the microcode in


and doing

echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/microcode/reload

as root.


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