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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Intel/AMD x86 CPU microcode update system in non-free

On Thu, 08 Nov 2012, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez wrote:
> On 06/11/12 17:05, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Still, it did lead me to a possible cause:  I am not trying to modprobe
> > "microcode" in the intel-microcode postinst.  This can indeed cause the
> > failure to update microcode at package install time.
> > 
> > I forget why I didn't do it that way in the first place, but that's easily
> > fixed.  Please file a bug, severity minor.  I will check for any possible
> > problems it might cause, and if I can't find any, I will fix it in unstable.
> Same here.
> Just installed intel-microcode and iucode-tool and it didn't worked
> until I manually modprobed the microcode module.
> Just wondering...
> Perhaps you should add a file in /etc/modules.d/ to automatically load
> the microcode module at start-up?

It is indeed loaded on boot by the initramfs support, and it is also
auto-loaded by the kernel in some situations.  So, it will be fine after a

Non-initramfs setups are supported in a limited fashion, and will require
manual setup.  This is properly documented in the package's README files in
/usr/share/doc/intel-microcode/ or /usr/share/doc/amd64-microcode/.

  "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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