On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 03:39:48PM +1000, Chris Samuel wrote:
> On 27/08/12 01:34, Adam Bolte wrote:
> 
> > For the most part however, Intel doesn't issue microcode updates.
> 
> Yes they do.  That's why there's an "update-intel-microcode" program
> included in the microcode.ctl package in Debian/Ubuntu, so you can grab
> the latest version they've published rather than the one included in
> the distro.  Latest update as in June apparently.
> 
> samuel@eris:~/Downloads/linux$ md5sum /usr/share/misc/intel-microcode.dat 
> a0ed9124a72b31cbb1b307ae4e9c0022  /usr/share/misc/intel-microcode.dat
> samuel@eris:~/Downloads/linux$ dlocate !$
> dlocate /usr/share/misc/intel-microcode.dat
> intel-microcode: /usr/share/misc/intel-microcode.dat
> samuel@eris:~/Downloads/linux$ sudo update-intel-microcode 
> successfully downloaded Intel 20120606 microcode
> samuel@eris:~/Downloads/linux$ md5sum /usr/share/misc/intel-microcode.dat 
> 1a1cf79dd1fab186c8a8fbae69aa9649  /usr/share/misc/intel-microcode.dat
> 
> Those microcode updates are (apparently) usually applied via BIOS
> updates for proprietary operating systems.

Interesting. Thanks for correcting me!

I just checked that there is indeed packages called amd64-microcode and
intel-microcode in the non-free repository for Wheezy, both of which came out
this year.

Thanks,
Adam

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