New microcode updating tool for FreeBSD

Eugene Grosbein eugen at
Fri Mar 2 05:11:47 UTC 2018

02.03.2018 10:19, Stefan Blachmann:

> 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
> devcpu-data/cpucontrol.
> 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!
> Stefan

I've just committed new port sysutils/cpupdate for your work.
Please notify if you make significant changes so the port does not stale.

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