Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150338
/etc/init.d/microcode_ctl has bad arguments to microcode_ctl
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:17:28 EST
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
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
This is fixed in the U5 Beta (kernel-utils-2.4-8.37.11).
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,
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if the solution does not work for you.