[arch-general] Intel microcode - latest version not loading

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 28 22:54:03 UTC 2018

On Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:43:26 -0600
Dutch Ingraham <stoa at gmx.us> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:50:09AM -0600, Doug Newgard via arch-general wrote:
> > You're looking at the dates that the last *bundle* was released. That says
> > nothing about what firmware is available for your processor. Your microcode was
> > "updated early", so it is being loaded just fine.
> > 
> > Scimmia  
> Thanks, Scimmia.  I had considered that, but thought that would have
> been spelled-out somewhere on Intel's site and didn't want to just
> assume.  So, how does one determine what files are on the .img?

The img file can be extracted with bsdtar. iucode_tool in the AUR used for
working with the intel bin file inside of that .img file. It can list, extract,
search, and more. There's even an example on the Microcode wiki page.

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