Is processor microcode advised?

Will Senn will.senn at
Tue Nov 17 14:48:47 UTC 2015

Is it important/necessary/advisable  to install microcode for Intel 
CPU's? If so, how do you know which CPU's have updates? Also, after 
doing make install in /usr/ports/sysutils/devcpu-data and adding 
microcode_update_enable="YES" to rc.conf, how can you tell if anything 
was applied - what do you look for in dmesg output?

- will

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