[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Changes to microcode updates
gdamjan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 17:40:25 UTC 2014
On 12 October 2014 14:28, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Intel released a new microcode update that disables an instruction on
> Haswell CPUs. However, Linux doesn't handle this very well and in
> combination with our glibc version, this essentially crashes your system.
> The solution is to use the "new" early microcode update mechanism that
> was introduced almost two years ago (). This means we need to build
> microcode support into the kernel.
from that documentation I didn't understand why can't the microcode be
part of the standard /boot/initramfs-linux.img in ArchLinux?
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