Bug 150338 - /etc/init.d/microcode_ctl has bad arguments to microcode_ctl
Summary: /etc/init.d/microcode_ctl has bad arguments to microcode_ctl
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-utils   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-03-04 18:20 UTC by Will Woods
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:17 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-07 22:05:55 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:228 normal SHIPPED_LIVE kernel-utils bug fix update 2005-05-19 04:00:00 UTC

Description Will Woods 2005-03-04 18:20:38 UTC
using the RHEL3-U5-re0303.0 tree (AS), at boot microcode_ctl complains about an
unknown -i flag. 

# rpm -q kernel-utils
# diff -u microcode_ctl.orig microcode_ctl
--- microcode_ctl.orig  2005-02-25 15:46:37.000000000 -0500
+++ microcode_ctl       2005-03-04 12:47:57.000000000 -0500
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@
 # ARGUMENTS            the argument we're going to call PROGRAM with


Comment 1 Will Woods 2005-03-08 22:50:41 UTC
I should have been more clear, sorry: it complains about an unknown -i flag, and
*fails to run*. Error message:

[root@dhcp59-144 root]# /etc/init.d/microcode_ctl start
Applying Intel IA32 Microcode update: /sbin/microcode_ctl: invalid option -- i

This program is for updating the microcode on Intel processors
belonging to the IA32 family - PentiumPro upwards (x86_64 included).
It depends on the Linux kernel microcode driver.

Usage: /sbin/microcode_ctl [-h] [-u] [-q] [-Q] [-f microcode]

  -h    this usage message
  -q    run silently when successful
  -Q    run silently even on failure
  -u    upload microcode (default filename:"/etc/firmware/microcode.dat"
  -f    upload microcode from named Intel formatted file


Comment 2 Will Woods 2005-04-07 22:05:55 UTC
This is fixed in the U5 Beta (kernel-utils-2.4-8.37.11).

Comment 3 Dennis Gregorovic 2005-05-19 17:28:18 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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