[LinuxBIOS] Intel refactoring and microcode updates

joe at smittys.pointclark.net joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Sat Jan 12 02:16:58 CET 2008

Quoting Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de>:

> On Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 03:54:18PM +0100, Peter Stuge wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 09:42:00AM -0500, Corey Osgood wrote:
>> > Peter Stuge wrote:
>> > > I think we need to make it configurable.
>> >
>> > I don't like that. With a factory bios, you expect the correct
>> > microcode update for your CPU to be present, no matter what CPU you
>> > put in a socket.
>> (Actually no, not always.)
>> > We should be able to do the same.
>> I agree, but we should also try to be even more flexible. I think we
>> should allow inclusion of 0<=n<=all microcode updates. Definately an
>> advanced option, but still.
> Yep, that's what I meant. It's fine if the default is "all microcode
> updates", but there should be an option for advanced users to only use
> the one(s) you really want or need in order to save time and space.
> Uwe.
That makes perfect sense.....I like the advanced option idea:-)

Thanks - Joe

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