Hi Stuart, > > 1. Could there be negative consequences of not running fw_update or > > installboot before reboot? > > It means that you don't get the microcode updates, if any are available > for your cpu.
Until I run fw_update, installboot and reboot again right? To put it differently, is the end result between # syspatch # reboot # fw_update # installboot -v sd0 # reboot and # syspatch # fw_update # installboot -v sd0 # reboot any different? > > 2. If no, is it still bad practice to run 'syspatch && reboot' as a > > cronjob? > > It depends whether you want to review patches before installing them, > for example to assess whether they're applicable to you, or the > potential risk of them breaking something. For some machines I do use > automatic updates (usually when there are multiple machines running a > service so it doesn't matter if one is down for a bit), for others it > would be more of a problem if it didn't come back up nicely afterwards > and there I'd prefer to run it by hand. Makes sense, thank you :) > regardless of whether the physical CPU on your VM host is an affected > AMD, this string won't match what fw_update is looking for, so the > microcode "firmware" package won't be installed anyway. Understood! Thank you for the explanation. PS. apologies for the poor formatting in my previous email. Forgott to 'set tw=72' :S