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FS#59840 - [linux-firmware] place /usr/lib/firmware/amd-ucode/ in amd-ucode package

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by nl6720 (nl6720) - Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 07:54 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 11:44 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


linux-firmware packages the AMD CPU microcode in /usr/lib/firmware/amd-ucode/ and loads it using /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/linux-firmware.conf . This complicates things for people who might not want to load the microcode, they now need to override the tmpfiles.d conf file.

Consider packaging the firmware files used for late loading together with the initramfs image for early loading in the amd-ucode package.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
linux-firmware 20180825.fea76a0-1
amd-ucode 20180825.fea76a0-1

Steps to reproduce:
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 11:44 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  "I dislike having updated microcode" is nonstandard; users who hate security can use the very simple method you described to override the sane default.