Bug#990462: Bug#990319: unblock: intel-microcode/3.20210608.2
Update re. the intel-microcode regressions.
According to Intel, the newest microcode update for Skylake (0x406e3 and 0x506e3) should *NOT* hang on boot anymore, even when applied to very old systems with too-outdated microcode in BIOS. The new information about this issue was posted to the upstream bug report a few hours ago.
However, to be safe, it requires that one updates directly from the BIOS ucode to the new microcode using the kernel's "early update" method. This is exactly what we do in Debian, so it should just work.
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email@example.com>