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

ProgAndy admin at progandy.de
Thu Mar 1 19:13:08 UTC 2018

Am 01.03.2018 um 00:41 schrieb Dutch Ingraham:
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 04:54:03PM -0600, Doug Newgard via arch-general wrote:
>> 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.
> Did you just add that wiki page information??  (I'm just kidding, of
> course.)  Totally missed it - thanks for the info!

In February Intel also released a PDF with available and planned 
microcode updates. The original now asks for a login, but this is a mirror:


Original location:

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