Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179004
Updated x86 microcode available
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:22 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060105 Fedora/1.5-1 Firefox/1.5
Description of problem:
The copy of the x86 CPU microcode in the kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.69 packages is lagging the Intel releases by at least 2 revisions. The current microcode is "05Jan2006" and can be gotten at the URL noted above.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
FYI, the current Fedora Core 4 microcode_ctl package is also out of date, though not by as much as the RHEL package.
Even newer firmware is now available:
I'll try to push out a new package soon, suggesting for a future update release.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
given RHEL4U5 is pushed back 'til a later date, can this still be considered for
We'll need a kernel patch (working on it) for RHEL4 in order to do this since
the new microcode updates can be smaller than the smallest size update we used
to accept in the kernel's microcode loader...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 196993 ***