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Re: [Xen-devel] Linux 3.11 and the future...

>>> On 07.06.13 at 15:58, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 02:14:45PM +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> Imo this is not a viable option - we shouldn't start peeking into the
>> second module (which Linux uses as initrd, but which other OSes
>> may use for other purposes) - so far this is just a binary blob to the
>> hypervisor.
> I was under the impression that the code you introduced for microcode 
> loading
> was doing that exactly. Granted it would only peek if told to. Perhaps that
> code can be expanded to scan the blob for cpio image of microcode in 
> whatever it was told to look at?

No, this is a separate (usually third) grub module, containing just
the raw microcode data (in the same format that otherwise would
get passed down from Dom0 via hypercall).


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