microcode_ctl: Intel Microcode Update Utility1

Package available in: [8.0] [7.0] [6.0] [2.1]

The microcode_ctl utility is a companion to the IA32 microcode driver written by Tigran Aivazian . The utility has two uses:

* 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.

... part of T2, get it here

URL: http://www.urbanmyth.org/microcode/

Author: simon@urbanmyth.org
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 1.11

CPU architectures: Does only support: x86 x86-64

Download: http://www.urbanmyth.org/microcode/ microcode_ctl-1.11.tar.gz

T2 source: devfs.patch
T2 source: microcode.init
T2 source: microcode_ctl.cache
T2 source: microcode_ctl.conf
T2 source: microcode_ctl.desc
T2 source: no_install_rc.patch

Build time (on reference hardware): 1561% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.64 MB, 23 files

Dependencies (build time detected): bash binutils bzip2 ccache coreutils diffutils findutils gcc glibc grep gzip linux-header m4 make patch sed sysfiles tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).