Request to include Intel processor microcode in Intrepid and Hardy

Zhao, Yingying yingying.zhao at intel.com
Mon Sep 22 10:09:59 UTC 2008


Hi Cate,
I just installed the intel-microcode package in Intrepid Alpha6. It seems that the microcode dat file is broken with zero size.

root at I-alpha6-x86:/usr/share/misc# ls -l
total 300
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      0 2008-09-22 09:24 intel-microcode.dat

- Yingying

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Giacomo A. Catenazzi [mailto:cate at debian.org] 
>Sent: 2008年9月18日 19:30
>To: Zhao, Yingying
>Cc: kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com
>Subject: Re: Request to include Intel processor microcode in 
>Intrepid and Hardy
>
>Zhao, Yingying wrote:
>> Hi cate,
>> 
>> Would you please upgrade the microcode to 20080910?
>
>Debian unstable contains the new microcode (intel-microcode package),
>and the fix (in microcode.ctl package) to allow downloading microcode
>from intel site (previous microcode was distributed as plain text,
>now it is a tar.gz of the plain text microcode).
>
>I've just ask the unblock exception in Debian.
>I'll try to get the unblock also on Ubuntu.
>
>ciao
>	cate
>
>
>> 
>> - Yingying
>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: kernel-team-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com 
>>> [mailto:kernel-team-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of 
>>> Zhao, Yingying
>>> Sent: 2008年9月17日 11:18
>>> To: kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com
>>> Subject: Request to include Intel processor microcode in 
>>> Intrepid and Hardy
>>>
>>>
>>> The Intel microcode data file contains the latest microcode 
>definitions
>>> for all Intel processors. I just checked but didn't find 
>the microcode
>>> date file(microcode.dat) and the utility tools 
>(microcode_ctl) in both
>>> Hardy and Intrepid. I'm afraid this feature request wasn't passed to
>>> Canonical before.
>>>
>>> Is it possible that Intrepid includes the latest microcode.dat and
>>> microcode_ctl in the next Alpha 6 release? 
>>> Can we release this microcode.dat/microcode_ctl updates as SRU for
>>> Hardy?
>>>
>>> The latest microcode is microcode-20080910, which is available in
>>> http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?agr=&ProductID
>>> =2558&Dwn
>>> ldID=14303&strOss=&OSFullName=&lang=eng
>>> <http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?agr=&ProductI
>>> D=2558&Dw
>>> nldID=14303&strOss=&OSFullName=&lang=eng> . And the latest 
>>> utility tools
>>> for microcode (microcode_ctl) is 1.17 which is from
>>> http://www.urbanmyth.org/microcode/microcode_ctl-1.17.tar.gz.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Yingying
>>>
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>>>
>
>




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