[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Changes to microcode updates

Mike Cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 09:36:44 UTC 2014

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>

> These changes have been done precisely to avoid these problems, the
> first link and its responses summarize the situation pretty well.
The file at https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/x86/early-microcode.txt
gives a method that should allow creating a combined initrd img file that
anyone booting with refind EFI may be able to test.  There are suggested
methods to implement early microcode loading for the other main bootloaders
in the arch wiki, but until now for refind it seems not to have been
verified to work. It would be nice to see verification that early microcode
loading has been successful using all the main bootloaders/bootmanagers, as
well as direct efistub boot.

mike c

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