Bug 502643 - Package microcode_ctl needs to be updated to include the latest Intel microcode dated 20090330
Package microcode_ctl needs to be updated to include the latest Intel microco...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: microcode_ctl (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jon Masters
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-26 13:22 EDT by g.trentalancia
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:29 EST (History)
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Proposed new binary and source packages containing the updated microcode (need to be signed !) (1.22 MB, application/x-gzip-compressed)
2009-05-26 13:22 EDT, g.trentalancia
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Description g.trentalancia 2009-05-26 13:22:16 EDT
Created attachment 345495 [details]
Proposed new binary and source packages containing the updated microcode (need to be signed !)

Description of problem:
Intel has made available a new version of the Intel microcode for all x86/x86-64 Intel processors, therefore the package microcode_ctl needs to be updated with the new microcode.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Microcode is generally updated during system boot-up by the script /etc/init.d/microcode_ctl.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot-up the system
2. wait until /etc/init.d/microcode_ctl is started
1. start manually by issuing the command "/etc/init.d/microcode_ctl start" as root.

Actual results:
An old version of the microcode is loaded (dated 20080910).

Expected results:
The updated version has been made available by Intel and therefore such version should be loaded instead of the previous one.

Additional info:
Applies to all Intel hardware platforms supported by Fedora (i386, i686 and x86_64).
Also applies to Fedora 9 (and to any previous Fedora release that supports microcode updating).
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2009-10-04 21:59:31 EDT
New Intel microcode.dat file just out:



Is it too late for Fedora 12? Any chance of it going in 13?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2009-10-04 22:01:10 EDT
Oops, sorry new microcode just out is: 

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2009-10-04 22:04:20 EDT
New microcode-20090927.dat available here:

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