Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474272
FutureFeature: Update to latest intel cpu microcode data file.
Last modified: 2015-08-31 23:53:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Any chance of switching to the latest intel cpu microcode data file (microcode.dat) in time for fedora 11?
I thought that since we're using the microcode upload feature, might as well be using the latest version of microcode.dat for processor errata fixes & optimisations.
The latest intel CPU microcode file is "microcode-20080910.dat" - available here:
I also thought of possibly keeping the date in the data file name like intel do, so one can tell what version is being loaded, ie. "microcode-20080910.dat" instead of just "microcode.dat"
Appreciate this isn't a bug, but i wasn't sure where to submit RFE's/future features. Cheers.
Reading the microcode page at urbanmyth, seems microcode_ctl isn't being updated past 1.17 - the only thing that's changed for a while has been the microcode.dat file itself.
Would be cool though if the latest "microcode-20080910.dat" could be dropped in for Fedora 11.
There's an newer Intel microcode.dat file out now,
Suppose its too late to get it in for Fedora 11 though.
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switched version to 12. RFE still applies to latest release.
In microcode_ctl-1.17-1.56.fc12 I see the Intel microcode has been updated to microcode-20090927.dat
The version can be confirmed by looking at the ASCII text header in /lib/firmware/microcode.dat
Does that mean this RFE can be closed?
Heads up...new intel microcode.dat file just released – microcode-20100209.dat
Any chance of it making it in for Fedora 13?
We really need someone to be in charge of putting the lastest microcode file in for every new Fedora release.
It's already been done.