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Re: Intel Microcode updates

On Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:19:14 PM AEST Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2019, Russell Coker wrote:
> > model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q9505  @ 2.83GHz
> > 
> > On a system with the above CPU running Debian/Testing I get the following
> > results from the spectre-meltdown-checker script.  Is this a bug in the
> > intel- microcode package that the latest version isn't packaged?  There
> > is no newer version of intel-microcode in Unstable.
> Intel upstream decided to not distribute it, for whatever reason.  The
> Core2 will not get any fixes for MDS either (nor will Nehalem and
> Westmere).
> It is easy enough to source that microcode update if you look for it,
> and you can just drop it on /usr/share/misc/intel-microcode.bin with
> intel-microcode installed, and update the initramfs.  It will pick the
> extra microcode up.

Should it be regarded as a bug in the intel-microcode package that it doesn't 
have this update that is "easy enough to source"?  Or do you mean "easy to get 
but not licensed for distribution"?

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