Maticks

add intel-ucode package to patch meltdown

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Most linux OS's seem to have intel-ucode package loaded, i have noticed that Unraid hasn't installed this package by default.

Since this patches meltdown it could be useful for people.

 

You can usb any other distro to get the microcode patch but as a community thing shouldn't we have this package installed for security reasons.

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IMO yes, it's close to going stable, probably next release unless more meltdown fixes come out soon or any other issues arise.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Maticks said:

Most linux OS's seem to have intel-ucode package loaded, i have noticed that Unraid hasn't installed this package by default.

Since this patches meltdown it could be useful for people.

 

You can usb any other distro to get the microcode patch but as a community thing shouldn't we have this package installed for security reasons.

Meltdown doesn't rely on any microcode to fix.

 

The new microcode from Intel is probably an initial step for coming Spectre fixes.

 

And having the microcode bundle doesn't mean there are any newer microcode for your specific processor compared to what the BIOS loads on boot.

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News ticker reported this morning that Intel says there maybe "reboot problems" with their patches for OLDER chips - whatever that really means!  Is that media fantasies or is their some truth to it?  I ask because my Sandy Bridge CPUs certainly qualify as OLD.  Assuming a Sandy Bridge CPU would be subject to either problem since I don't even know about that.

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I ask because my Sandy Bridge CPUs certainly qualify as OLD

From what I've read only Haswell and Broadwell chips are affected, lucky for me I've skipped those generations, all my CPUs are older Sandy/Ivy Bridge or newer Sky/Kabylake chips.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, johnnie.black said:

From what I've read only Haswell and Broadwell chips are affected.

Thank you.  Knew someone would know answer.

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