Re: Intel Microcode updates
I am only guessing, but I think a possible explanation which resolves this
conundrum might be this: The latest release page is saying that the latest
microcode package contains the latest microcode for this Core2 processor, which
is the version last updated on 2010-09-28. Not changed, but still made
available in the 20190312 standard microcodes blob. Maybe, only guessing.
On Sun, 2019-06-23 at 09:55 +0200, Davide Prina wrote:
> 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
> > Westmere).
> 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?