[Slackbuilds-users] intel-microcode

Andrzej Telszewski atelszewski at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 16:23:57 UTC 2018

On 08/01/18 17:09, David Spencer wrote:
>> I see the rush in updating Intel microcode all over the place.
>> Yet, I can only find version 20171117 on Intel site.
>> Has anyone any idea what is happening?
> Some distros seem to have mysteriously got a 20171215 release, it must
> have come from Intel but it is not available from Intel's page. Maybe
> a bit more information is below, from the Debian bugreport.
> Gentoo:
> https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/log/sys-firmware/intel-microcode
> Mageia:
> http://svnweb.mageia.org/packages/cauldron/microcode/
> Debian:
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=886367
> https://sources.debian.org/src/intel-microcode/3.20171215.1/supplementary-ucode-CVE-2017-5715.d/
> In particular see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=886367#37
> "The current plans are for stable to wait for Intel's official microcode
> update pack. It is not like this set of microcode updates will get you anything
> without the kernel IBRS and IPBP support, which is still being
> stabilized. These updates are currently necessary for people doing the
> kernel work
> and for testing and stabilization.  Ditto for AMD microcode updates,
> which I will upload soon now that the kernel support for loading them
> has made it to Linux mainline."
> So I hope this is a partial answer -- there is a supplementary set of
> 20171215 files circulating amongst the kernel devs so they can prepare
> kernel fixes that depend on them. Those kernel fixes are not yet
> ready, and 20171215 isn't useful on its own.
> ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
> -D.

Well appreciated David, thanks!

Best regards,
Andrzej Telszewski

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