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Re: Don't understand the trouble with firmware !

On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 02:00:06AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On May 16, Francesco Paolo Lovergine <frankie@debian.org> wrote:
> > Are you joking or what? What when Intel processors
> > will require the OS loading binary-only firmware to work in fully operational
> > mode?
> They already require updating the microcode at boot time to fix bugs.
> And think about Transmeta CPUs too.
Yep, but that's typically a one-time operation. I'm thinking to more
substantial changes in architectural choices, i.e. loading of part
of the microcode in volatile memories.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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