[coreboot] Are any Chromebooks able to run fully libre?
mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 00:43:02 CET 2014
On Thursday, January 02, 2014 11:28:14 PM Sam Kuper wrote:
> On the C7/C710 and Pavilion 14 as shipped, where are those microcode
> updates stored?
This  should help you extract a stock coreboot.rom that you can cbfstool
with. The rest is left as an exercise to the reader.
(Short answer: cpu_microcode_blob.bin in CBFS)
> > And
> > how exactly is a CPU different if the microcode update is patched in the
> > factory rather than uploaded at boot? It's the same microcode in the end.
> First of all, if some microcode is in the CPU from the factory rather
> [yada, yada, yada]
I don't care for any Stallmanian lecturing on how microcode updates work. I've
worked with them, I've written code to upload them, and I've seen firsthand how
their absence bricks a system. With the risk of sounding arrogant, that gives
me the credit to avoid your uninformed lecturing. You have the option in
coreboot to not include them. Period.
What I gather from your description is that you want is the CPU that works
best without microcode updates. Ask around, or test yourself. I don't think
many people have tested without microcode updates.
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