amd64-microcode 2.20141028.1 source package in Debian


amd64-microcode (2.20141028.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Upstream release 20141028 built from linux-firmware:
    + Updated microcode patches for family 0x15 processors
    + Added microcode patches for family 0x16 processors
  * AMD did not update the relevant microcode documentation (errata fixed,
    microcode patch levels, etc), so there is no documentation for the
    family 0x16 microcode patches, and the documentation for family 0x15 is
  * postinst: do not update microcode on upgrades:
    Remove code that triggers a microcode update on package upgrade.  The
    resulting postinst script is now identical to the one in Debian jessie's
    intel-microcode, and thus known-good.
    NOTE: this code was already disabled for the majority of the users due
    to Debian bug #723975 (closes: #723975, #723081)
  * kpreinst: remove, we don't update microcode on postinst anymore
  * blacklist automated loading of the microcode module:
    This is in line with the desired behavior of only updating microcode
    *automatically* during system boot, when it is safer to do so.  The
    local admin can still load the microcode module and update the microcode
    manually at any time, of course.  This is in sync with the intel-microcode
    packages in Debian jessie, which will also blacklist the microcode module.
    Note that the initramfs will force-load the microcode module in a safe
    condition, the blacklist avoids module autoloading outside the initramfs
  * control: bump standards version (no changes required)
  * copyright: update upstream URL and upstream copyright date
    (closes: #753593)
  * docs: future-proof by using a glob pattern for per-family README files
  * initramfs hook: support forced installation of amd64-microcode:
    Add a config file (/etc/default/amd64-microcode) to select the mode of
    operation: do nothing, force install to initramfs, install only when
    running on an amd64 processor (closes: #726854)
  * initramfs hook: fix (likely unexploitable) issues found by shellcheck
  * Add a NEWS.Debian file to warn users we will no longer update the
    microcode on package upgrade (note that we were not doing it on any
    Debian kernels anyway).  Also document the existence of the new
    /etc/default/amd64-microcode file

 -- Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email address hidden>  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:36:27 -0200

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