[coreboot] microcode updates

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 20:57:38 CEST 2014

Yes, and that's sensible for some cases, if you consider that people don't
always keep their firmware up to date!

To be honest, I'm trying a little bit to discourage the idea that it's safe
to build coreboot without microcode blobs on modern CPUs. Might work on
your x60. Not recommended on more recent chipsets. Yes, you might get it to
boot. That's almost worse than having it fail.


On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Scott Duplichan <scott at notabs.org> wrote:

> ron minnich [mailto:rminnich at gmail.com]  wrote:
> ]you can  no longer update microcode after the kernel boots
> ](on modern Intel CPUs). It has to happen before you do Cache
> ]As Ram in many cases, or you'll get some pretty unpleasant
> ]consequences.
> ]
> ]ron
> ]
> ][...]
> While I am no expert on recent Intel processors, it appears
> Intel still distributes patch packages for OS use (goo.gl/ffLdyq)
> and Linux still applies them (goo.gl/oaBvdE).
> Thanks,
> Scott
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