[CentOS] microcode_ctl

Fri Dec 1 22:05:29 UTC 2006
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

> microcode_ctl is seldom needed, just turn it off and rely on your bios to 
> properly update your CPUs.
and make sure your BIOS is updated and knows about your specific CPU 
...  AFAIK, this is mostly a Intel thing.   If you look up the 'sspec' 
of your CPU in the specification updates on http://developer.intel.com, 
I believe it will describe what specific fixes were applied.  some are 
trivial, some serious.