Re: [PATCH 2/6] x86/microcode: Merge early loader

From: Harald Hoyer
Date: Mon Nov 09 2015 - 04:42:25 EST

Am 06.11.2015 um 20:31 schrieb Borislav Petkov:
> On Fri, Nov 06, 2015 at 02:22:42PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> So this broke dracut. Dracut will look at the config file for the
>> INTEL or AMD early config options being set.
> Nothing outside the kernel should depend on Kconfig symbols.
>> Do we have suggestions on how to work this out going forward? I
>> suppose we could assume the check should only be done on 4.3 or older
>> kernels, but I'm not sure making assumptions about newer kernels is a
>> great idea either.
> How about always adding AMD and Intel microcode always? Maybe with a
> switch to disable adding any microcode for testing purposes only...

Will this work with kernels not supporting the microcode loading?
Theoretically the old kernels would just unpack all cpios one after the other,
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