Re: [PATCH] x86, CPU, AMD: Add workaround for family 16h, erratum 793

From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Date: Thu Jan 16 2014 - 19:21:36 EST

On Thu, 16 Jan 2014, Aravind Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> We might want to still have a software fix for this just in case
> someone uses older BIOSes..

There is no "just in case" when it comes to someone using outdated firmware.
It is a *given*, except for hardware that is only used in HPC and multiple
(> 2) socket servers/workstations (which might be the case here, I don't
know what processors we're talking about).

The vast majority of PC users will never update their firmware, unless the
update is automatically offered to them, and sometimes not even in that

"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh
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