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[Bug 1200533] Re: Please update AMD ucode/microcode in linux-firmware


Thanks Grant.
The update is already scheduled for next Monday morning. I'll keep you updated.

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  Please update AMD ucode/microcode in linux-firmware

Status in “linux-firmware” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux-firmware” source package in Precise:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux-firmware” source package in Saucy:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Updated AMD-ucode has has just landed on kernel.org
  Please update amd-ucode in linux-firmware



  The ucode used to be available here:
  http://www.amd64.org/support/microcode.html before the site went down
  last year.

  This AMD ucode fixes some severe lockup issues on AMD family 15h CPUs when under high load.
  The fix for erratum #759 being the most severe.

  Example thread discussing the lockup issues of #759: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/432033?start=30&tstart=0
  Dell + others have already updated BIOS updated microcode: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/au/en/19/DriverDetails?driverId=HPP5C

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