[CentOS] /lib/firmware/microcode.dat update on CentOS 6
johnny at centos.org
Wed Jan 17 22:22:46 UTC 2018
On 01/17/2018 03:24 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> Dear All,
> An update just brought on my CenOS 6 boxes updated microcode.dat files:
> Does anybody know off hand what (how critical) is that, as, if it is
> related to most famous these days trouble with CPU hardware, I will need
> to reboot relevant boxes to have new microcode loaded. But if it is not
> that critical, it can wait till next reboot.
> Thanks a lot and apologies for laziness (not looking into details of
> this particular update myself).
As Phil said, this basically REMOVES the new microcode.dat file and
reverts to the last stable one before the spectre / meltdown update set.
Please see my tweet about this:
For those of you without twitter (WHAT .. who doesn't have twitter :D )
Get the latest microcode.dat file from here:
See how to update the microcode from the links at the bottom of this page:
An before anyone asks .. I have no idea why Red Hat chose this path,
they did. It doesn't matter if I (or anyone else) agrees with the
decision. It is what it is.
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