Re: [PATCH 0/2] x86/microcode/amd: Do not overwrite specific patch levels

From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Date: Sat Mar 26 2016 - 19:32:13 EST

On Wed, 01 Jul 2015, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> Certain patch levels supplied by the BIOS should not be upgraded and
> overwritten by the microcode loader because doing so leaves the system
> dead in the water.
> The two below provide for filtering out those levels and avoiding the
> update, thereby making those patch levels final.
> Borislav Petkov (2):
> x86/microcode/amd: Extract current patch level read to a function
> x86/microcode/amd: Do not overwrite final patch levels

This patchset looks like it is pretty much a requirement for any distro that
ships AMD microcode updates... Maybe the two commits should be sent to
-stable, now that they have seen lots of testing in mainline 4.4.x as well
as SuSE kernels?

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Henrique Holschuh