[coreboot] Microcode question ?

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 19:51:31 CEST 2016

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 9:36 AM Vasilief <vazopadry at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/18/2016 10:31 AM, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > * Riko Ho <antonius.riko at gmail.com> [161017 02:18]:
> >> Is it ok if I'm not including microcode updates ?
> >
> > It might, or might not. On the i945/946 it probably is ok. A lot of
> > modern CPUs can't boot successfully anymore without loading microcode.
> Most modern ARM, MIPS, and AVR CPUs can.

OK, then, although Stefan's meaning is pretty obvious, we can say it this
way: For those CPUs that have microcode, many can not boot successfully
without loading up to date microcode. For those CPUs that don't have
microcode, this question won't appear in the menuconfig.

Therefore, if you see this question, you have a CPU with microcode. In many
cases, if you say no, you may see troubles with your hardware. In some rare
cases the CPU can't even configure memory correctly.

I hope that's sufficiently clear?

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