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    amd microcode?

    Should I have some AMD microcode from somewhere? I'm getting complaints during boot:
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    boot-errors:Jun 25 06:14:41 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [   10.943864] microcode: CPU3: patch_level=0x03000014
    boot-errors:Jun 25 06:14:41 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [   10.945191] microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd.bin
    Also, I've had to revert to kernel version 3.4, because 3.5 just won't boot up, though I don't know whether there is any connection to the error messages about missing microcode.
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    Re: amd microcode?

    do you get it with both 3.5.0-1 & 2 ? Maybe simply purge the kernels headers & images then reinstall them.

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    Re: amd microcode?

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    do you get it with both 3.5.0-1 & 2 ? Maybe simply purge the kernels headers & images then reinstall them.
    I don't know, because 3.5 doesn't get far enough in booting to leave behind any messages. I'm using 3.4 now, and I do get the error message as it boots up. 3.4 seems to be working okay still.

    All the kernels I have now on my disk, starting with 3.2, have some header files mentioning microcode in their names or subdirectories, and all those files are empty.

    I don't mind the error messages -- I don't think of them as being a problem. I'd like to know whether there is some AMD microcode that I should have. Sometimes there are good reasons for error messages.
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    Re: amd microcode?

    you might have seen recent kernel images change: now it have been splitted into "image" AND "image-extra", so both are needed as "extra" has most of the modules.

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    Re: amd microcode?

    So there is. Thanks, zika.
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    Re: amd microcode?

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    you might have seen recent kernel images change: now it have been splitted into "image" AND "image-extra", so both are needed as "extra" has most of the modules.
    I found a list of modules in the image-extra parts, and I do have those in my system. I don't see anything there about amd microcode.

    I downloaded the amd firmware that zika pointed out and installed it. I got these kernel messages:
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    Jun 28 05:49:51 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82197.326248] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 removed.
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.821692] microcode: CPU0: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.825815] microcode: CPU0: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.825835] microcode: CPU1: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.828926] microcode: CPU1: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.828953] microcode: CPU2: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.830992] microcode: CPU2: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.831016] microcode: CPU3: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.834500] microcode: CPU3: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.834600] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 <tigran@aivazian.fsnet
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    No noticeable effect, so far.
    Greg

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    Re: amd microcode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Lee View Post
    I found a list of modules in the image-extra parts, and I do have those in my system. I don't see anything there about amd microcode.

    I downloaded the amd firmware that zika pointed out and installed it. I got these kernel messages:
    Code:
    Jun 28 05:49:51 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82197.326248] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 removed.
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.821692] microcode: CPU0: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.825815] microcode: CPU0: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.825835] microcode: CPU1: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.828926] microcode: CPU1: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.828953] microcode: CPU2: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.830992] microcode: CPU2: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.831016] microcode: CPU3: patch_level=0x03000014
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.834500] microcode: CPU3: new patch_level=0x03000027
    Jun 28 05:49:57 greg-p7-1220 kernel: [82203.834600] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 <tigran@aivazian.fsnet
    .co.uk>, Peter Oruba
    No noticeable effect, so far.
    What effect did You expect? It looks OK...

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    Re: amd microcode?

    Quote Originally Posted by zika View Post
    What effect did You expect? It looks OK...
    I expected my life to become better.
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    Re: amd microcode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Lee View Post
    I expected my life to become better.
    It might get only micro-better, this is microcode...

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