Re: [tip:x86/microcode] x86/microcode_intel_early.c: Early updateucode on Intel's CPU

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Wed Dec 19 2012 - 18:03:25 EST

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 04:59:41PM -0600, Jacob Shin wrote:
> I can check but right, they might be used up. But even if we had slots
> available, the memory range that needs to be covered is in large
> enough address and aligned in such a way that you cannot cover it with
> variable range MTRRs.

Actually, if I'm not mistaken, you only need to cover the HT hole with
one MTRR - the rest remains WB. And in order the mask bits to work, we
could make it a little bigger - we waste some memory but that's nothing
in comparison to the MCE.

You might need to talk to hw guys about the feasibility of this deal



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