New microcode updating tool for FreeBSD

Stefan Blachmann sblachmann at
Fri Mar 2 03:19:33 UTC 2018

Hi guys,

Intel has released a bunch of new microcodes the last days.
As these are not released to the public, you might want to look again into

There you find how to obtain the microcodes in case your computer
manufacturer hasn't supplied BIOS updates.

I have updated the cpupdate tool, too.
It does the automatic activation of the new CPU features for
meltdown/spectre mitigation now, too. So you do no longer need

If you tried devcpu-data/cpucontrol and wondered why it does not work,
here is background:

Have fun testing the new microcodes and FreeBSD's first mitigation patches!

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