[coreboot] Moving microcode updates from main to blobs

mrnuke mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 00:49:18 CET 2013

There, I fixed the title.

On 12/13/2013 05:48 PM, mrnuke wrote:
> Hi all,
> Following some recent discussions on IRC, we've see that some people
> just don't like us shipping microcode in the main repository. OK,
> microcode is a blob, so it belongs in blobs. Let's leave that at that.
> Kyösti and I are working on making all CPUs update microcode from CBFS.
> This is the first step in moving the microcode updates out of main. Our
> branches are already up on gerrit:
> Infrastructure (ready for review):
> http://review.coreboot.org/#/q/status:open+project:coreboot+branch:master+topic:microcode-cbfs/infrastructure,n,z
> Intel branch (ready for review):
> http://review.coreboot.org/#/q/status:open+project:coreboot+branch:master+topic:microcode-cbfs,n,z
> AMD branch (ready for review/needslove):
> http://review.coreboot.org/#/q/status:open+project:coreboot+branch:master+topic:microcode-amd,n,z
> I've also started integrating the microcode updates for Intel CPUs in
> blobs. The branch is here (ready for review):
> http://review.coreboot.org/#/q/status:open+project:blobs+branch:master+topic:microcode-deblob,n,z
> Once ALL that is done, we can start removing those updates from master
> (needslove):
> http://review.coreboot.org/#/q/status:open+project:coreboot+branch:master+topic:microcode-deblob,n,z
> This last branch is a WIP, but we should be able to have it build via
> Jenkins once all the other Intel stuff is done.
> And once ALL that is done, we'll be able to update Kconfig such that
> microcode is only included automatically when the blobs repository is
> enabled. This separation of blobs versus free code is only logical, and
> the end result is more options for the user.
> Reviews and testers highly appreciated. Let's get this done once and for
> all. Remember, this is a multi-step process with changes that are, sadly
> not trivial to keep track of.
> Alex

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