Re: [PATCH v4 00/11] x86/microcode: Early load microcode

From: Michael Tokarev
Date: Fri Dec 21 2012 - 04:06:35 EST

On 20.12.2012 23:48, Fenghua Yu wrote:
> From: Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@xxxxxxxxx>
> The problem in current microcode loading method is that we load a microcode way,
> way too late; ideally we should load it before turning paging on. This may only
> be practical on 32 bits since we can't get to 64-bit mode without paging on,
> but we should still do it as early as at all possible.

Why loading microcode this early is important?
Why it is bad to load it at the end of (initial) boot?


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