Bug 179004 - Updated x86 microcode available
Summary: Updated x86 microcode available
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 196993
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-utils   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jon Masters
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: http://www.urbanmyth.org/microcode/mi...
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Reported: 2006-01-26 13:54 UTC by Steve Snyder
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-21 14:20:18 UTC
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Description Steve Snyder 2006-01-26 13:54:46 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
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.

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FYI, the current Fedora Core 4 microcode_ctl package is also out of date, though not by as much as the RHEL package.

Comment 1 Steve Snyder 2006-08-22 09:42:24 UTC
Even newer firmware is now available:


Comment 2 Jon Masters 2006-10-12 22:27:08 UTC
I'll try to push out a new package soon, suggesting for a future update release.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-10-12 22:32:26 UTC
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

Comment 4 Linda Wang 2006-11-07 20:21:57 UTC
given RHEL4U5 is pushed back 'til a later date, can this still be considered for

Comment 5 Jon Masters 2006-11-21 14:18:36 UTC
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...


Comment 6 Jon Masters 2006-11-21 14:20:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 196993 ***

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