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?