On Fri, 2016-01-15 at 14:07 +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote: > On Jan 15, chrysn <email@example.com> 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. Right. Microcode bugs can cause data corruption and security holes - both of which we consider RC. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The program is absolutely right; therefore, the computer must be wrong.
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