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

On Thu, 08 Nov 2012, Christoph Egger wrote:
> Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:
> > ...But it does bring up the question of why intel-microcode and
> > amd64-microcode are not built on kFreeBSD or the Hurd.  Maybe those
> > kernels lack a CPU microcode interface?
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/faq/compatibility-processors.html
> Though I rather doubt the linux microcode framework and the FreeBSD one
> are *that* easily compatible

The datafiles should be identical, I think.  So, if someone actually uses
Debian/FreeBSD, has an AMD and Intel processor boxes that can take a
microcode update (i.e. outdated BIOS/EFI), and wants to help, it should be
possible to support it.

  "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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