On 2019-05-22 17:25, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-general wrote:
Unfortunately this process currently only works for AMD, but not for Intel, since Arch Linux doesn't package the necessary files standalone: they are downloaded by intel-ucode and used to produce a CPIO image, but not added to /usr/lib/firmware/intel-ucode/ separately. If dracut becomes the default initramfs generator, this should be changed so that microcode updates work out of the box with dracut.
This is not a huge issue, if the microcode is passed alongside the initramfs on the cmdline, like we have been doing.
We might also change the intel-ucode package, but it is not a requirement and will not prevent the move to dracut.
This is certainly not a blocker, no, but would be very nice to have: dracut can bundle kernel, kernel command line, microcode updates and initramfs in a single EFI executable using the "--uefi" parameter. This means setting up booting becomes as simple as
dracut --uefi bootctl install
No further configuration is needed at all because dracut and bootctl implement the Boot Loader Specification  (slight caveat: there is currently a small bug if the EFI system partition is mounted to /efi ).