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Re: Going ahead with non-free-firmware

On Jan 15, chrysn <chrysn@fsfe.org> wrote:

> Right now microcode does not fit in that middle ground from either 1)
> (because no DMA to protect us) nor 2) (because things work without as
> well). If, at some future point in time, CPUs do require microcode
> updates, we might need to revisit this.
CPUs *do* require microcode updates: to fix bugs.
You can pretend that they still work well enough without updates, or 
hope that they will come from the BIOS anyway, but this is something 
that I recommend to my competitors.


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