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SubjectRe: AMD microcode loading broken on 32 bit
On 01/21/2014 01:25 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:55:53PM -0500, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> cat $(AMD_UCODE_PATH)/* >
>> ucode_initrd/kernel/x86/microcode/AuthenticAMD.bin
>> (cd ucode_initrd;find . | cpio -o -H newc >
>> ../$(DISTDIR)/common/ucode_initrd.cpio)
>> ...
>> cat $(DISTDIR)/common/ucode_initrd.cpio \
>> $(DISTDIR)/common/_initramfs.cpio.gz > \
>> $(DISTDIR)/common/initramfs.cpio.gz
>>
>> and as I just discovered, with a little twist: apparently
>> AMD_UCODE_PATH points to Intel microcode.
> LOL!
>
> @hpa: in case you were wondering whether Intel ucode works on AMD - it
> doesn't! :-)
>
>> So we clearly screwed up on our end but I'd think that we shouldn't
>> crash when this happens.
> Yes, we shouldn't. I'll try to reproduce it here.

So I tried this on a "good" system and I am pretty sure this is broken.
I don't
have any microcode in initrd and I am still dying in load_microcode_amd().

I didn't dig any further but if you can't reproduce this I can look at
what is
a NULL and why. (I suspect it's the 'container' variable).

-boris


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