|Summary:||Microcode is outdated|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Jordan Russell <jr-redhatbugs2>|
|Component:||microcode_ctl||Assignee:||Jon Masters <jcm>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-09-08 05:42:39 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description of problem: RHEL5's microcode.dat file is outdated: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 798555 Dec 4 2006 /etc/firmware/microcode.dat As was widely reported, Intel released newer microcode a few months ago to address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.) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): microcode_ctl-1.15-1.40.el5
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? Jon.
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. Jon.