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Dean Gaudet wrote:
I think a big sticking point will be the license Intel requires for the microcode update software. That license may dictate the license you'll have to use for this project. In fact that license may even preclude a free software project.
Without the microcode updates you may have a hard time supporting intel chips.
What's the license? The procedure is documented in the "Pentium Pro Processor BIOS Writer's Guide" at ftp://ftp.intel.com/pub/IAL/p6/pppbios.pdf (Chapter 8)
It's also available at http://www.sandpile.org/80x86/mcupdate.shtml
I can see no mention of a restrictive license on the algorithms presented.
Or did you mean the actual microcode update, as opposed to the code which loads it into the CPU?
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