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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