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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Intel/AMD x86 CPU microcode update system in non-free

On Mon, 05 Nov 2012, Dr Beco wrote:
> Hoping to add some 'reference', so we can compare actual microcode
> versions, I find myself with
> $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep microcode
> microcode 0x1b
> ...
> Now, what is the version of the updated microcode?

cpuinfo lists the current microcode running on each CPU core.  If you
already installed the packages, it will be the latest available for your

That said, the packages have changelogs with the microcode versions in
/usr/share/doc/<package>.   AMD discloses what is being fixed.  Intel
[usually] doesn't.

Also, the kernel log (/var/log/kern.log) will have relevant info when
the microcode gets updated.

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  Henrique Holschuh

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