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FS#69815 - [intel-ucode]pacman hook for stripping ucode image.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by oech3 (oech3) - Saturday, 27 February 2021, 15:33 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Saturday, 27 February 2021, 15:59 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No



Add a hook for generate stripped ucode binary.
Large intel-ucode.img is not needed in /boot.Because imitramfs generators can include microcode binary.

original idea is in

Additional info:
* package version 20210216-1
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Comment by loqs (loqs) - Saturday, 27 February 2021, 17:54 GMT
Why not place the ucode in the standard location /usr/lib/firmware/intel-ucode/ as suggested in  FS#59841  as none of the Arch kernels supports late loading any more that is no longer an issue.
It would still need hooks to generate the ucode cpio archive. I believe dracut can already do this itself for both host only and all installed ucodes.