Re: [gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-11 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday, 11 January 2018 05:08:01 GMT Adam Carter wrote: > Looks like there was an issue with intel-microcode-20180108. > > 50/94 files are different from intel-microcode-20171117_p20171215-r1 to > intel-microcode-20180108-r1, they are; --->8 Thanks for the info. My

[gentoo-user] FYI new sys-firmware/intel-microcode

2018-01-10 Thread Adam Carter
On ~amd64 sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 just came through. The checksum on every file in /lib/firmware/intel-ucode/ has changed with this update. My skylake system went from; microcode: sig=0x406e3, pf=0x80, revision=0xba to microcode: sig=0x406e3, pf=0x80, revision=0xc2

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-02-05 Thread Volker Armin Hemmann
On Saturday 05 February 2011 15:28:22 Enrico Weigelt wrote: * Volker Armin Hemmann volkerar...@googlemail.com wrote: and that is all the intel stuff. For AMD all you have to do is: modprobe -r microcode modprobe microcode Is the microcode permanently flashed or loaded into some internal

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-02-06 Thread Volker Armin Hemmann
On Saturday 05 February 2011 15:28:22 Enrico Weigelt wrote: * Volker Armin Hemmann volkerar...@googlemail.com wrote: and that is all the intel stuff. For AMD all you have to do is: modprobe -r microcode modprobe microcode Is the microcode permanently flashed or loaded into some internal

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Mick
On Friday, 12 January 2018 17:47:46 GMT Rich Freeman wrote: > On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Corbin Bird <corbinb...@charter.net> wrote: > > On 01/11/2018 05:02 PM, Rich Freeman wrote: > >> IMO Spectre is going to drive some microcode updates for relatively &g

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-08 Thread Mick
On Monday, 8 January 2018 09:05:02 GMT Max Zettlmeißl wrote: > It seems like there are no microcode updates for your specific CPU > bundled in linux-firmware. Only two out of three Intel boxen here report an early update of microcode in dmesg. Even when they do, it is not certain the

[gentoo-user] Re: microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Holger Hoffstätte
On Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:53:58 +, Mick wrote: > On Monday, 8 January 2018 09:05:02 GMT Max Zettlmeißl wrote: >> It seems like there are no microcode updates for your specific CPU >> bundled in linux-firmware. > > Only two out of three Intel boxen here report an earl

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Rich Freeman
On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Corbin Bird <corbinb...@charter.net> wrote: > > On 01/11/2018 05:02 PM, Rich Freeman wrote: >> >> IMO Spectre is going to drive some microcode updates for relatively >> recent CPUs, compiler improvements, and some hand-tuning of

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Volker Armin Hemmann
. From Intel's download site for the microcode data: The microcode data file contains the latest microcode definitions for all Intel processors. Intel releases microcode updates to correct processor behavior as documented in the respective processor specification updates. While

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Paul Hartman
didn't realize they made the microcode data available separately. From Intel's download site for the microcode data: The microcode data file contains the latest microcode definitions for all Intel processors. Intel releases microcode updates to correct processor behavior as documented

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Mark Knecht
file contains the latest microcode definitions for all Intel processors. Intel releases microcode updates to correct processor behavior as documented in the respective processor specification updates. While the regular approach to getting this microcode update is via a BIOS upgrade, Intel

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Corbin Bird
ing a CPU. If > you're happy with what you have stick with it. If not get what makes > the most sense, which is probably Ryzen at this point unless your > particular workload benefits from the marginal single-thread > performance of Intel even after any Meltdown handicaps. > > IMO Spectre is goin

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Corbin Bird
On 01/12/2018 12:42 PM, Mick wrote: > On Friday, 12 January 2018 17:47:46 GMT Rich Freeman wrote: >> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Corbin Bird <corbinb...@charter.net> > wrote: >>> On 01/11/2018 05:02 PM, Rich Freeman wrote: >>>> IMO Spectre i

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Mark Knecht
/asking of the manufacturers (not here) if it bothers you. Thanks for the links, I didn't realize they made the microcode data available separately. From Intel's download site for the microcode data: The microcode data file contains the latest microcode definitions for all Intel processors

[gentoo-user] glibc-2.20 and intel microcode

2014-11-10 Thread microcai
I've finnally detected the root cause of glibc-2.20 broken my system: glibc-2.20 start using TLX instruction which is disabled by microcode update. disabling microcode update brings my system back to live! so, there is either a bug in CPU , nor glibc has borken CPU feature detection.

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-02-05 Thread Enrico Weigelt
* Volker Armin Hemmann volkerar...@googlemail.com wrote: and that is all the intel stuff. For AMD all you have to do is: modprobe -r microcode modprobe microcode Is the microcode permanently flashed or loaded into some internal RAM ? cu

Re: [gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-01-29 Thread Daniel Frey
; > that the "microcode loader is set as a module in the kernel configuration". > However, my kernel configuration is not offering this option. Both 'CPU > microcode loading support' and 'Intel microcode loading support' can only be > set as built in elements. I am not

[gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-01-29 Thread Mick
ation". However, my kernel configuration is not offering this option. Both 'CPU microcode loading support' and 'Intel microcode loading support' can only be set as built in elements. I am not using an initramfs (yet) so I wonder how I should go about this. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc D

[gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
I've just gone through the procedure to update the microcode on this haswell i7 box, but the version is the same now as before today's portage update. On looking again at the output of 'emerge intel-microcode' I see the date hasn't changed: intel-ucode/06-3f-02 signature: 0x306f2 flags

[gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-07 Thread taii...@gmx.com
I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone knows as to if intel is releasing microcode updates for them. It sure would be funny if intel wanted you to buy a new CPU to fix a problem that was their fault to begin with.

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-07 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:46:52 GMT taii...@gmx.com wrote: > I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone knows > as to if intel is releasing microcode updates for them. > > It sure would be funny if intel wanted you to buy a new CPU to fix

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-17 Thread William Kenworthy
/microcode-ctl Latest version available: 1.17-r2 Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ] Size of downloaded files: 319 kB Homepage:http://www.urbanmyth.org/microcode Description: Intel processor microcode update utility License: GPL-2 * sys-apps/microcode

[gentoo-user] Re: microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Holger Hoffstätte
inux-firmware. >> >> Only two out of three Intel boxen here report an early update of microcode >> in >> dmesg. Even when they do, it is not certain the latest firmware has brought >> new code: >> >> [0.00] microcode: microcode updated early

Re: [gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-01-31 Thread Marc Joliet
tel_microcode#systemd > > that the "microcode loader is set as a module in the kernel configuration". > However, my kernel configuration is not offering this option. Both 'CPU > microcode loading support' and 'Intel microcode loading support' can only be > set as built in elements. I am no

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-07 Thread Adam Carter
On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 7:46 AM, taii...@gmx.com <taii...@gmx.com> wrote: > I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone knows > as to if intel is releasing microcode updates for them. > Its been reported they said they will "provide firmware updates by

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-02-05 Thread meino . cramer
Enrico Weigelt weig...@metux.de [11-02-05 16:08]: * Volker Armin Hemmann volkerar...@googlemail.com wrote: and that is all the intel stuff. For AMD all you have to do is: modprobe -r microcode modprobe microcode Is the microcode permanently flashed or loaded into some internal RAM

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread netfab
Le 10/01/18 à 21:49, Nikos Chantziaras a tapoté : > Intel has a page somewhere source, please.

Re: [gentoo-user] glibc-2.20 and intel microcode

2014-11-10 Thread Samuli Suominen
On 11/11/14 05:49, micro...@fedoraproject.org wrote: I've finnally detected the root cause of glibc-2.20 broken my system: glibc-2.20 start using TLX instruction which is disabled by microcode update. disabling microcode update brings my system back to live! so, there is either a bug

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-08 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 8 January 2018 10:29:41 GMT Max Zettlmeißl wrote: > > How do you build the microcode into the kernel? The only > > place I can see to do that in menuconfig is under Device Drivers; > > there's no such field under Firmware. > > The Device Drivers section is exa

Re: [gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-02-01 Thread Mick
rrect. So, I read > > here: > > > > https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel_microcode#systemd > > > > that the "microcode loader is set as a module in the kernel > > configuration". > > However, my kernel configuration is not offering this option. Both 'CP

Re: [gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-01-31 Thread Mick
rrect. So, I read > > here: > > > > https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel_microcode#systemd > > > > that the "microcode loader is set as a module in the kernel > > configuration". > > However, my kernel configuration is not offering this option. Both 'CP

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Mark Knecht
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Paul Hartman paul.hartman+gen...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Mark Knecht markkne...@gmail.com wrote: OK, I got it to load by hand: 1) emerge microcode-ctl which also emerges microcode-data. Unfortunately microcode-data looks to be out

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Adam Carter
> > > The Device Drivers section is exactly where the microcode is included. > > CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE is the relevant symbol. > > Right. So which of the 95 files under /lib/firmware/intel-ucode do I > specify? That's in addition to the 14 files I have for my amdgpu. > &

Re: [gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Adam Carter
On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:01 PM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > I've just gone through the procedure to update the microcode on this > haswell > i7 box, but the version is the same now as before today's portage update. > On > looking again at the ou

Re: [gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-01-29 Thread Mick
ad > > here: > > > > https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel_microcode#systemd > > > > that the "microcode loader is set as a module in the kernel > > configuration". > > However, my kernel configuration is not offering this option. Both 'CPU > > microcod

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Neil Bothwick
Device Drivers section is exactly where the microcode is included. > > CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE is the relevant symbol. > > Right. So which of the 95 files under /lib/firmware/intel-ucode do I > specify? That's in addition to the 14 files I have for my amdgpu. I found the simplest way to

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread taii...@gmx.com
AMD says they are releasing microcode updates for their previous generation CPU's (Opteron, FX, etc) next week. So much better than intel throwing older CPU owners to the wolves. In terms of what CPU to get - I would get either an AMD G34/C32 Opteron (pre-PSP) with a compatible libre firmware

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Daniel Frey
On 01/11/18 14:41, Mick wrote: Are any of you planning to replace your Intel PCs and what are you considering as a replacement at present? I was planning to replace two of my PCs with Ryzen, but that plan was in place before Meltdown happened. At least then I'll be able to get microcode

Re: [gentoo-user] MCE error

2015-03-29 Thread Sebas Pedersen
comes from a bios errata (and don't know what microdode is), and the fix is to update bios? An “errate” is what Intel calls an error or defect in its hardware, as far as I know. Microcode is sort of a “firmware” running in a CPU. For example, the TSX feature in Haswells (which was one

Re: [gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Adam Carter
d8a45e2ab58d5f2c9749 > /lib/firmware/intel-ucode/06-3f-02 > intel-firmware-md5s-10jan2018.txt:b6e684762e7212054271c9441048fa93 > /lib/firmware/intel-ucode/06-3f-02 > > And with intel-microcode-20180108-r1 its back to what it was; # grep 06-3f-02 intel-firmware-md5s-9jan2018.txt intel-

Re: [gentoo-user] Where is CONFIG_MICROCODE gone in kernel 4.4.6-gentoo?

2016-04-30 Thread Mick
ected modules, like MICROCODE. Either way, why would it > > not show in menuconfig, if a search says it is? > > What happens when you press 1? It takes me to level 0 of menuconfig, with "Processor type and features --->" highlighted. Ditto when I press 3, which is Intel Microcode module. :-/ -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

[gentoo-user] Intel ucode updates for ME issues?

2017-11-21 Thread Adam Carter
I notice that an update for sys-firmware/intel-microcode just come through on ~amd64, does that address the ME issues? http://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-weve-found-severe-bugs-in-secretive-management-engine-affecting-millions/ Or will my NUC need a firmware update?

Re: [gentoo-user] MCE error

2015-03-28 Thread Frank Steinmetzger
microdode is), and the fix is to update bios? An “errate” is what Intel calls an error or defect in its hardware, as far as I know. Microcode is sort of a “firmware” running in a CPU. For example, the TSX feature in Haswells (which was one of the reasons why I chose my particular CPU in the first

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Adam Carter
Friday heard back. They wrote in an email to Phoronix that this Zen/17h microcode update does *not* disable branch prediction. They'll be working with SUSE to re-clarify this microcode update description"

Re: [gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Håkon Alstadheim
I've got this in my boot directory: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 67584 Jan 10 15:12 /boot/microcode.bin -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 33792 Jan 7 23:56 /boot/microcode.bin.prev These are the split ucode file for my cpu, specifically a copy of /lib/firmware/intel-ucode/06-3f-02. I'm running xen, an xl

Re: [gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-02-02 Thread Peter Humphrey
; iucode_tool -S > > which spewed out the CPU signature as: 0x00040661 > > Then I emerged intel-microcode with USE=split-ucode, to generate the > microcode binaries the kernel can use directly. Saving and searching > through the output of the emerge compilation I found this sni

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Peter Humphrey
can see to do that in menuconfig is under Device Drivers; > > > > there's no such field under Firmware. > > > > > > The Device Drivers section is exactly where the microcode is included. > > > CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE is the relevant symbol. > > > &

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-17 Thread Volker Armin Hemmann
in the CPU by the module microcode ? (AMD Phenom X6 1090T) Not sure about BIOS, but the Linux Kernel you are running will certainly need support enabled too. 2) Does anyone know, what these microcodes do? They are fixes for... ...what? The Intel and AMD

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Paul Hartman
: On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Mark Knecht markkne...@gmail.com wrote: OK, I got it to load by hand: 1) emerge microcode-ctl which also emerges microcode-data. Unfortunately microcode-data looks to be out of date. The ebuild for newer versions (including the latest 20101123

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-08 Thread Corbin Bird
On 01/07/2018 02:46 PM, taii...@gmx.com wrote: > I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone > knows as to if intel is releasing microcode updates for them. > > It sure would be funny if intel wanted you to buy a new CPU to fix a > problem that was their

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread taii...@gmx.com
On 01/12/2018 02:06 PM, Rich Freeman wrote: It shouldn't be. I'm not sure if Ryzen has anything equivalent to the Intel Management Engine. It does, it is called AMD PSP. Like ME it is closed source and it can't be disabled - no matter what people might claim.

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Adam Carter
> > If somebody actually sees anything official from AMD clearly giving a > checklist for Spectre remediation I'm all ears. To its credit, Intel > at least published one of those (even if it amounts to "pound sand" > for older CPUs). > AMD have revised their guidance

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-17 Thread BRM
- Original Message I have two questions: 1) Do I have to enable microcode updates in the BIOS of my Crosshair IV Formula to activate microcodes push in the CPU by the module microcode ? (AMD Phenom X6 1090T) Not sure about BIOS, but the Linux Kernel you are running

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Paul Hartman
also emerges microcode-data. Unfortunately microcode-data looks to be out of date. The ebuild for newer versions (including the latest 20101123) is in portage as ~amd64 and ~x86. Thanks Paul. Also, it does seem to work, for Intel anyway, as a module or built into the kernel. I chose

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-07 Thread R0b0t1
On Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:46:52 GMT taii...@gmx.com wrote: > I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone knows > as to if intel is releasing microcode updates for them. > > It sure would be funny if intel wanted you to buy a new CPU to fix a > problem that

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-08 Thread Mick
t; there's no such field under Firmware. > > > > The Device Drivers section is exactly where the microcode is included. > > CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE is the relevant symbol. > > Right. So which of the 95 files under /lib/firmware/intel-ucode do I > specify? That's in

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Mick
, Paul Hartman paul.hartman+gen...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Mark Knecht markkne...@gmail.com wrote: OK, I got it to load by hand: 1) emerge microcode-ctl which also emerges microcode-data. Unfortunately microcode-data looks to be out

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Jorge Almeida
evice Drivers; >> > there's no such field under Firmware. >> >> The Device Drivers section is exactly where the microcode is included. >> CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE is the relevant symbol. > > Right. So which of the 95 files under /lib/firmware/intel-ucode do I > specify? Th

Re: [gentoo-user] intel-microcode with systemd

2017-02-02 Thread Mick
> These are the steps I followed: > > > > Emerged sys-apps/iucode_tool and ran: > > > > iucode_tool -S > > > > which spewed out the CPU signature as: 0x00040661 > > > > Then I emerged intel-microcode with USE=split-ucode, to generate the > &

Re: [gentoo-user] Intel ucode updates for ME issues?

2017-11-22 Thread taii...@gmx.com
On 11/22/2017 12:42 AM, Adam Carter wrote: I notice that an update for sys-firmware/intel-microcode just come through on ~amd64, does that address the ME issues? http://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-weve-found-severe-bugs-in-secretive-management-engine-affecting-millions/ Or will my NUC need

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Rich Freeman
red/ > necessary for the CPU bugs? It shouldn't be. I'm not sure if Ryzen has anything equivalent to the Intel Management Engine. Intel has been scrambling to patching the firmware for that (which basically gives a hardware-level rootkit to anybody who exploits it). The official docs just

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-17 Thread Volker Armin Hemmann
push in the CPU by the module microcode ? (AMD Phenom X6 1090T) Not sure about BIOS, but the Linux Kernel you are running will certainly need support enabled too. 2) Does anyone know, what these microcodes do? They are fixes for... ...what? The Intel and AMD processors

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-07 Thread mad.scientist.at.large
to protect code from a hardware on intel, and  more mild but still dangerous design issues on both.  hopefully microcode update will help, hopefully it doesn't disable features that are hard to live without. Hopefully things will get better, and hopefully new features on new chips will help

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-08 Thread Rich Freeman
don't work on AMD, or aren't necessary on AMD. AMD for its part hasn't been pushing much in public at all, but has made a few list posts, and they have that mystery microcode update. I suspect that that Linux will either adopt conditional AMD vs Intel code, or will force a compromise that work

[gentoo-user] Expect a ~15% average slowdown if you use an Intel processor

2018-01-03 Thread P Levine
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned here before but there apparently is a bug affecting all Intel CPUs manufactured in the last 10 years or so, in which protected kernel memory is leaked to userspace. It can't be patched in microcode and will lead to some serious overhead to patch in the OS. See

Re: [gentoo-user] Intel ucode updates for ME issues?

2017-11-22 Thread R0b0t1
On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:42 PM, Adam Carter <adamcart...@gmail.com> wrote: > I notice that an update for sys-firmware/intel-microcode just come through > on ~amd64, does that address the ME issues? > No. As a sidenote, microcode updates can only remove or patch out functional

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Wols Lists
hing patches that apparently don't > work on AMD, or aren't necessary on AMD. AMD for its part hasn't been > pushing much in public at all, but has made a few list posts, and they > have that mystery microcode update. Probably not much point co-operating. The *internals* of AMD chips and

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-11 Thread Rich Freeman
se, which is probably Ryzen at this point unless your particular workload benefits from the marginal single-thread performance of Intel even after any Meltdown handicaps. IMO Spectre is going to drive some microcode updates for relatively recent CPUs, compiler improvements, and some hand-tuning of

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-12 Thread Rich Freeman
On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 2:58 PM, Corbin Bird <corbinb...@charter.net> wrote: > > The Fam16h and Fam17h microcode updates were new to Gentoo? > I don't recall ever seeing them before. > They're new in general - they first appeared last week and they're being treated as

Re: [gentoo-user] microcode applied?

2018-01-09 Thread Rich Freeman
conditional logic. The two vendors don't really seem to be >> coordinating on this. Intel is pushing patches that apparently don't >> work on AMD, or aren't necessary on AMD. AMD for its part hasn't been >> pushing much in public at all, but has made a few list posts, and they >&g

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-08 Thread Mick
On Monday, 8 January 2018 17:47:03 GMT Corbin Bird wrote: > On 01/07/2018 02:46 PM, taii...@gmx.com wrote: > > I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone > > knows as to if intel is releasing microcode updates for them. > > > > It sure would b

Re: [gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wednesday, 10 January 2018 15:47:25 GMT Wolfgang Mueller wrote: > > It looks as though my CPU hasn't been fixed yet. Is that right? > > It seems that patches are being pushed out as they are being received, > so back when that one was released, no other updates were available. > > See

Re: [gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Wolfgang Mueller
> It looks as though my CPU hasn't been fixed yet. Is that right? It seems that patches are being pushed out as they are being received, so back when that one was released, no other updates were available. See https://bugs.gentoo.org/643430#c10 We should get the full range of updates in the

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-17 Thread meino . cramer
BRM bm_witn...@yahoo.com [11-01-17 19:16]: - Original Message I have two questions: 1) Do I have to enable microcode updates in the BIOS of my Crosshair IV Formula to activate microcodes push in the CPU by the module microcode ? (AMD Phenom X6 1090T) Not sure

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-17 Thread Mark Knecht
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM, BRM bm_witn...@yahoo.com wrote: - Original Message I have two questions:  1) Do I have to enable microcode  updates in the BIOS of my Crosshair     IV Formula to activate  microcodes push in the CPU by the module     microcode ? (AMD  Phenom X6

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode update AMD

2011-01-18 Thread Mick
: OK, I got it to load by hand: 1) emerge microcode-ctl which also emerges microcode-data. Unfortunately microcode-data looks to be out of date. The ebuild for newer versions (including the latest 20101123) is in portage as ~amd64 and ~x86. Thanks Paul. Also, it does

Re: [gentoo-user] Loading a Firmware Module By hand?

2017-12-18 Thread Adam Carter
rnel - reboot FYI on one of my systems; $ zgrep ^C.*FIRM /proc/config.gz CONFIG_PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD=y CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=y CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="i915/skl_dmc_ver1_26.bin i915/skl_guc_ver6_1.bin intel-ucode/06-4e-03" CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware" CONFIG_FI

[gentoo-user] Re: Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Nikos Chantziaras
microcode blessing? Are we to throw them away in a landfill and of course take our custom elsewhere, or will the kernel patches suffice for both bugs and all variants? The spectre bug needs a microcode update. It can't be closed by software. Intel has a page somewhere for people asking "why do

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Mick
> > microcode blessing? Are we to throw them away in a landfill and of course > > take our custom elsewhere, or will the kernel patches suffice for both > > bugs > > and all variants? > > The spectre bug needs a microcode update. It can't be closed by software. >

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-09 Thread Luigi Mantellini
GMT taii...@gmx.com wrote: > > I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone knows > > as to if intel is releasing microcode updates for them. > > > > It sure would be funny if intel wanted you to buy a new CPU to fix a > > problem that was

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Expect a ~15% average slowdown if you use an Intel processor

2018-01-06 Thread Rich Freeman
ure about whether you're vulnerable to Spectre variant 2 with JIT BPF turned off. PTI is required to defeat Meltdown on Intel hardware. I don't think a patch to Spectre is in the stable linux kernel yet, though it seems like Redhat may have pushed out some kind of patch for it (possibly in conjunc

Re: [gentoo-user] MCE error

2015-03-28 Thread Mick
replys and time. Thanks!, Sebas There's 'CONFIG_MICROCODE=y' and friends in the kernel which along with sys- apps/microcode-ctl will load what ever is the latest Intel/AMD CPU code (firmware) to patch any bugs with instructions that the CPU manufacturers have discovered. -- Regards, Mick

Re: [gentoo-user] MCE error

2015-03-29 Thread Sebas Pedersen
'CONFIG_MICROCODE=y' and friends in the kernel which along with sys- apps/microcode-ctl will load what ever is the latest Intel/AMD CPU code (firmware) to patch any bugs with instructions that the CPU manufacturers have discovered. That's nice. I'm gonna compile the kernel and see what happends

Re: [gentoo-user] Wireless Card On Laptop - Help Setting Up

2006-08-30 Thread Richard Fish
On 8/30/06, Lord Sauron [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The card is: Intel PRO/Wireless (the kind they put in the IBM X40 type 2386-1CU - I don't know anything other than that part of the card's name - I'm sorry.) Intel cards are well supported. The 3945 requires out-of-tree drivers (net-wireless

Re: [gentoo-user] Is sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180108 complete?

2018-01-10 Thread Mick
to do with our old PCs, which will no longer receive Intel's microcode blessing? Are we to throw them away in a landfill and of course take our custom elsewhere, or will the kernel patches suffice for both bugs and all variants? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-11 Thread Mick
egardless of vendor. Yes, but I would be surprised if new 'fixed' CPUs land anytime before 2019 ... if not 2020. I'd rather not be running an old Intel i7 which has not had its microcode patched all the way until then - if the complimentary microcode patch is *also* improving security besides speed,

Re: [gentoo-user] Iwl3945

2011-07-24 Thread Srdjan Rakic
Device Drivers --- [*] Network device support --- [*] Wireless LAN --- [*] Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) M Intel Wireless Wifi [*] Enable LED support in iwlagn and iwl3945 drivers [*] Enable Spectrum Measurement in iwlagn driver

Re: [gentoo-user] Expect a ~15% average slowdown if you use an Intel processor

2018-01-03 Thread Adam Carter
pace. It can't be patched > in microcode and will lead to some serious overhead to patch in the OS. > See, Huge Intel CPU Bug Allegedly Causes Kernel Memory Vulnerability With > Up To 30% Performance Hit In Windows And Linux > <https://hothardware.com/news/intel-cpu-bug-kernel-memory

Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo-sources-4.9.0

2016-12-13 Thread Adam Carter
d no booting activity. > > The display card is an AMD/ATI Tonga Radeon R9 380X and I load the latest > microcode during kernel compilation. I have VIDEO_CARDS="amdgpu radeonsi" > in > make.conf. Fine with earlier kernel versions but not with 4.9.0. > Hi Peter - same issue here wit

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-13 Thread taii...@gmx.com
On 01/13/2018 12:50 PM, Mick wrote: Thank you Taiidan for taking time to respond. Always man! On Friday, 12 January 2018 17:21:19 GMT you wrote: AMD says they are releasing microcode updates for their previous generation CPU's (Opteron, FX, etc) next week. So much better than intel throwing

Re: [gentoo-user] MCE error

2015-03-29 Thread Mick
: 4 Bank 4: b2070f0f TSC f5acc9180 PROCESSOR 2:20fc2 TIME 1427486735 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 0 the number for TSC may vary, but the b2070f0f it's always the same (at least for now). The error message suggest to parse the above error with mcelog. I did

Re: [gentoo-user] MCE error

2015-03-29 Thread Sebas Pedersen
not too many options, either try to update the bios and/or replace the CPU. I really appreciated you replys and time. Thanks!, Sebas There's 'CONFIG_MICROCODE=y' and friends in the kernel which along with sys- apps/microcode-ctl will load what ever is the latest Intel/AMD CPU code (firmware

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: old kernels are installed during the upgrade

2018-01-04 Thread Rich Freeman
is a problem that's associated with "speculative execution". I > wonder how much of a performance hit it would be to turn off speculative > execution. That would probably require at least a microcode/firmware > update, if not a new cpu. Turning it off entirely would

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-09 Thread Rich Freeman
vulnerable to spectre. I just wasn't something that was on anybody's radar. New CPUs are likely to be resistant to these types of attacks regardless of vendor. Sure, if I was about to place an order for 1000 CPUs tomorrow I'd probably pick AMD over Intel to avoid the PTI overhead, but t

[gentoo-user] Radeon HD 4350 benchmark

2011-02-20 Thread James
as the system above (HD 4350). I followed the gentoo guides on this migration from ATI to Radeon driver, but could have muck things up. BZflag runs so slow it get's about every frame. glxgears has a score of 80 with the radeon driver and a kms kernel. When booting (drm RV710) microcode takes about

Re: [gentoo-user] Microcode updates for "old" Intel CPU's

2018-01-09 Thread Corbin Bird
On 01/09/2018 01:56 AM, Mick wrote: > On Monday, 8 January 2018 17:47:03 GMT Corbin Bird wrote: >> On 01/07/2018 02:46 PM, taii...@gmx.com wrote: >>> I have several sandy/ivybridge CPU's and I was wondering if anyone >>> knows as to if intel is releasing

Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo-sources-4.9.0

2016-12-14 Thread Peter Humphrey
ig from 4.8.14, tweaking with oldconfig and compiling left me with > > a > > blank display and no booting activity. > > > > The display card is an AMD/ATI Tonga Radeon R9 380X and I load the > > latest > > microcode during kernel compilation. I have VIDEO_CARDS=&q

Re: [gentoo-user] libreoffice-bin-3.4.5.2 broken ?

2012-02-18 Thread Jacques Montier
: GenuineIntel cpu family: 6 model: 26 model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz stepping: 5 microcode: 0xf cpu MHz: 3067.000 cache size: 8192 KB genlop -t app-office/libreoffice Sat Feb 18 16:10:44 2012 app-office/libreoffice-3.4.5.2

[gentoo-user] Which CPU type to select?

2013-02-08 Thread Walter Dnes
for one of the cores from /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 37 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz stepping: 5 microcode : 0x2 cpu MHz : 2667.000 cache size : 4096 KB physical id

Re: [gentoo-user] Which CPU type to select?

2013-02-08 Thread Nilesh Govindrajan
On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 7:18 AM, Walter Dnes waltd...@waltdnes.org wrote: I'm installing Gentoo on a brand new toy I just got myself. Here are the choices from make menuconfig. Is Core 2/newer Xeon correct? ( ) Opteron/Athlon64/Hammer/K8 ( ) Intel P4 / older Netburst based Xeon (X

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