[arch-releng] [PATCH 1/1] concatenate initramfs images for early microcode update

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 16:06:14 UTC 2014

On 10/29/2014 12:48 PM, Christian Hesse wrote:
> Christian Hesse <list at eworm.de> on Wed, 2014/10/29 16:18:
>> As said before... This does not work. Please prove me wrong!
> This explains the details:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2013/07/msg00383.html
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> 	it will read any mix of compressed and uncompressed cpio archives
> 	appended one after the other.  However, the early initramfs for
> 	firmware and microcode update *must* be uncompressed, and it *must*
> 	be the first cpio image in the initramfs

Right right.

In other words, this is a special hack (intel_early.c) before initramfs
general code (initramfs.c)

And is documented in some way in: early-microcode.txt


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