[Lunar-commits] <moonbase> microcode: updated to release 20080910 all Intel P6 and later CPUs supported

Kok, Auke sofar at foo-projects.org
Tue Nov 11 22:58:07 CET 2008

Zbigniew Luszpinski wrote:
> Tuesday 11 of November 2008 20:10:37 Dennis Veatch wrote:
>>> +For example, this file will be used by
>>> +the operating system mechanism if the file is placed
>>> +in the /etc/firmware directory of the Linux system.
>>>  EOF
>> ermm, I think that really should be /lib/firmware and not /etc/firmware for
>> the dat file.
> This comment about /etc/firmware was taken from microcode download page at 
> Intel website:
> http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?agr=&ProductID=49&DwnldID=14303&strOss=&OSFullName=&lang=eng
> Just followed Intel suggestion. microcode_ctl command however 
> uses /etc/microcode.dat so symlink is created at the end of install.
> Maybe Auke know or can ask microcode maintainer at Intel why /etc/firmware is 
> recommended instead of /lib/firmware where usually firmware is placed 
> or /etc/microcode.dat which is default microcode file location which 
> microcode_ctl command uses.
> AFAIK only /etc/microcode.dat location is important because microcode_ctl 
> command makes use of it by default (changeable by using -f pathToMicrocode 
> parameter).
> have a nice day,
> Zbigniew 'zbiggy' Luszpinski
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I'll look into that. ty for noticing.


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