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intel-microcode update

#1 Post by jerry525 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:31 am

I've had this a couple of times but it doesn't seem to work.
I haven't a clue what to do. Any help much appreciated.

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The following packages will be upgraded:
   intel-microcode (3.20171215.1~mx17+1 => 3.20180108.1~mx17+1)
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,101 kB of archives.
After this operation, 18.4 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://nl.mxrepo.com/mx/repo stretch/non-free amd64 intel-microcode amd64 3.20180108.1~mx17+1 [1,101 kB]
Fetched 1,101 kB in 0s (1,435 kB/s)           
(Reading database ... 393162 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../intel-microcode_3.20180108.1~mx17+1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking intel-microcode (3.20180108.1~mx17+1) over (3.20171215.1~mx17+1) ...
Setting up intel-microcode (3.20180108.1~mx17+1) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
intel-microcode: microcode will be updated at next boot
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-4-amd64
cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of /dev/sda7
I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda3
I: (UUID=a13de20f-20eb-4f4f-9ae2-5a45752593c7)
I: Set the RESUME variable to override this.

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Re: intel-microcode update

#2 Post by fanisatt » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:43 am

Me too , I remember something like that during a recent update - not so sure for the cryptsetup warning but Iam almost sure I saw "The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda2" (it is my swap partition).
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Re: intel-microcode update

#3 Post by vamsi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:47 am

I too got that update and updated it after updating i am having problem with chromium browser the search bar in the chromium browser is blinking before updating to that it was fine but after this update it became very difficult to use chromium browser i think there may be a solution for downgrading to this i searched in google and found that this problem is due to driver update

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Re: intel-microcode update

#4 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:07 am

those messages happen when the initramfs, which is initial ram drive that boots the rest of the system, requires updating. this happens with the intel-microcode update. intel-microcode updates intel cpu firmware.

all the resume message means is that if you use hibernate, the kernel will try to resume from the device indicated (swap partition) unless you override it with the RESUME boot code.

the cyrptsetup "warn" is expected.

so all that is perfectly normal.

the intel-microcode package has updated twice in the last week.

as to the chromium issues, well all the spectre and meltdown stuff has everything in flux, with updates coming all the time.
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Re: intel-microcode update

#5 Post by vamsi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:23 am

By the way have you searched in synaptic is it marked as install then it should be installed

@dolphin will there be any fix for 32 bit systems

EDIT: removed kernel MX-4.14 then i don't have any issues with chromium

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Re: intel-microcode update

#6 Post by richb » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:02 am

To reiterate as D+O has said this is a moving target. MY AMD does a little better than my intel machine with Spectre still vulnerable in all cases while the AMD only shows the first test vulnerable. So you should not think the latest intel-microcode solves all issues.
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Re: intel-microcode update

#7 Post by Stevo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:40 pm

There's a new amd64-microcode in upstream Debian, the first in quite a while, which no doubt adds some Spectre protection. We are going to backport it, but

WARNING: requires at least kernel 4.15, 4.14.13, 4.9.76, 4.4.111 (or a
backport of commit f4e9b7af0cd58dd039a0fb2cd67d57cea4889abf
"x86/microcode/AMD: Add support for fam17h microcode loading") otherwise
it will not be applied to the processor.

so we'll have to patch and rebuild the 4.14 kernel to add Ryzen support for the microcode update. The 4.14-13 Liquorix kernels we building now already have that support already. Debian will no doubt eventually also add support in those older kernel versions.

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Re: intel-microcode update

#8 Post by dimkox » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Same problem.

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Re: intel-microcode update

#9 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:18 pm

dimkox wrote:Same problem.
what problem?

because if its that' initramfs message, its not a problem.
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