The microcode_ctl utility is a companion to the IA32 microcode driver
written by Tigran Aivazian
* it decodes and sends new microcode to the kernel driver to be uploaded to Intel IA32 processors. (Pentium Pro, PII, PIII, Pentium 4, Celeron, Xeon etc - all P6 and above, which does NOT include pentium classics). It also supports processors of the x86_64 architecture. * it signals the kernel driver to release any buffers it may hold
The microcode update is volatile and needs to be uploaded on each system boot i.e. it doesn't reflash your cpu permanently, reboot and it reverts back to the old microcode.
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.87 MB, 20 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).