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SubjectRe: Fix built-in early-load Intel microcode alignment
On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 10:30:13PM +0200, Jari Ruusu wrote:
> On 1/13/20, Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
> > Btw, just out of curiosity: why are you using built-in microcode and not
> > the initrd method?
> Initrd method is better when it is a kernel intended to be booted
> on many different computers. Built-in microcode method kernel is
> tuned for one computer only. It is less hassle that way.

Oh well, you only need to do an initrd which is not that big of a deal.

The built-in method requires you to rebuild the kernel when there's
new microcode but new microcode is a relatively seldom occurrence
in practice. The last two years putting my statistics completely

But they should be coming back to normal because there should simply
be no more room for microcode patches anymore in the most x86 CPUs out
there. :)

So if you're building kernels often, it doesn't really matter if you do
initrd or builtin microcode.


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