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Re: Processor microcode update packages

On Sat, 29 Sep 2012, Eric Valette wrote:
> On 29/09/2012 03:46, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> >1. No html, please.
> >
> >non-initrd is supported.  Read the package documentation for the details.
> I did. I do not want to compile microcode tool as a module because

Currently using microcode as a module is indeed the best choice, as it
covers all reasonably common user cases and works right for all supported
Linux kernel versions.

If you want to use non-modular, built-in microcode, the documentation of
iucode-tool does explain how to trigger the microcode reload after boot. You
will have to add it to your system yourself.

Feel free to write a new initscript and propose it as a wishlist bug to be
added to /usr/share/doc/.../examples.  If you do, I will add it at the next

> So it does not work for people compiling their own kernel and not
> using modules (when you tailor your kernel for a given machine,
> modules are just slowing the boot process and do not bring
> anything).

It does not work out-of-the-box.  Which is fine as far as I am concerned,
you did not get a custom kernel without initramfs support out-of-the-box
either.  And that happens to be the _only_ setup which is not supported

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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