Is processor microcode advised?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Nov 17 15:10:33 UTC 2015

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Will Senn <will.senn at> wrote:

> 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

man cpuctl

But normally this is just handled with a bios update.

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