Unclear On The New MDS Patch

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Sun May 19 21:13:58 UTC 2019

OK, so I have a confusion (nothing new there ...).  I am running 11.3-PRE.
Some questions:

1) If I put this in rc.conf:


   and reboot, is that sufficient to fix the problem or do I have to install
   packages, etc. to always get the latest microcode.

2) If I compile a new kernel at the appropriate or later Revision level
   will it automatically pick up the latest microcode and install at boot
   time/userland startup time or is there more to it.

3) Is this a necessary patch if I am running a FreeBSD instance on a
   cloud provider like (AWS, GCP, or DigitalOcean), or are they on the
   hook to resolve it in their virtualization environments?

I am looking for a solution here that is hands off and automatically upgrade
microcode as required.

Tim Daneliuk     tundra at tundraware.com
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