Bug 283071

Summary: Microcode is outdated
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Jordan Russell <jr-redhatbugs2>
Component: microcode_ctlAssignee: Jon Masters <jcm>
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Description Jordan Russell 2007-09-07 19:50:53 UTC
Description of problem:
RHEL5's microcode.dat file is outdated:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 798555 Dec  4  2006 /etc/firmware/microcode.dat

As was widely reported, Intel released newer microcode a few months ago to
address reliability issues on Core 2-based processors.

FWIW, Microsoft found the issues serious enough to warrant releasing a "critical
update" for their operating systems.

(See also bug #214431 against Fedora.)

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Comment 1 Jon Masters 2007-09-08 05:42:39 UTC
This package has long since been updated. Have you tried running a system update?


Comment 2 Jordan Russell 2007-09-08 06:40:32 UTC
(?) I'm not seeing any indication that an update exists for RHEL5's
microcode_ctl package. "yum update" doesn't list any available updates, and
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/ shows the
same version I have.

Comment 3 Jon Masters 2007-09-08 21:07:25 UTC
Ah. It's in 5.1, but not 5.0 at this moment in time. I will check on that - but
it will shortly be available in 5.1 anyway.