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FS#32166 - [intel-ucode] post_install() message still references MODULES=() in /etc/rc.conf

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by jstjohn (jstjohn) - Monday, 22 October 2012, 23:34 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 17 November 2012, 05:08 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No

Details

Description: The post_install() message[1] still references MODULES=() in /etc/rc.conf.

And for what it's worth, the "microcode" kernel module is automatically loaded on two Arch installs I have, one of which was very recently installed. You may be able to just get rid of the message entirely. Neither machine has anything related to microcode in /etc/modules-load.d/, /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf, or /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, and /etc/rc.conf doesn't exist on either machine. One of the machines is a Dell OptiPlex 745 with an Intel Core 2 Duo 6400, and the other is a Dell Inspiron 1764 with an Intel Core i5 M430. Both machines run stock kernels with pure systemd.

[1] https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/intel-ucode.install?h=packages/intel-ucode

Additional info:
* package version: 20120606-1
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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Saturday, 17 November 2012, 05:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  intel-ucode-20120606-2
Comment by jstjohn (jstjohn) - Monday, 22 October 2012, 23:48 GMT
I'm not sure if this is helpful or not (the microcode stuff is over my head), but the config file[1] for the stock -ARCH kernel has these options:

CONFIG_MICROCODE=m
CONFIG_MICROCODE_INTEL=y
CONFIG_MICROCODE_AMD=y
CONFIG_MICROCODE_OLD_INTERFACE=y

[1] https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/config.x86_64?h=packages/linux
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Monday, 22 October 2012, 23:50 GMT
Yes, the install message can just go away. As of Linux 3.5, cpu signatures are autodetected and microcode will be loaded accordingly.
Comment by jstjohn (jstjohn) - Thursday, 01 November 2012, 20:22 GMT
Has that been backported to linux-lts (e.g. version 3.0.50)? If not, it may be worth updating the message to say "look at the wiki" or something.
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 17 November 2012, 05:01 GMT
amd-ucode too

I am rebuilding without any message.

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