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Re: Intel Microcode updates

On 11/06/19 04:19, 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

Intel upstream decided to not distribute it, for whatever reason.  The
Core2 will not get any fixes for MDS either (nor will Nehalem and

ok, I have read that also, but in the latest release page[¹]
it tell you that Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor is supported by the latest microcode (Version: 20190312 (Latest)).

But if I do a
# dmesg | grep microcode
[ 0.000000] microcode: microcode updated early to revision 0xa0b, date = 2010-09-28

$ dpkg -l intel-microcode
ii  intel-microcode 3.20190618.1~deb9u1

So Intel tell you, in the "press", that your CPU is not supported; in the microcode official page, it tell you that your CPU is supported... and the microcode is installed on my PC, but not loaded... something is wrong, or I don't have understand.

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.

in the page [¹] there is not a download link, but a .txt file that tell you do download from github[²] and here there is exactly what I have in:
$ dpkg -L intel-microcode

and not the intel-microcode.bin you talk about

Am I missing something?




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