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Date:	Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:26:33 +0200
From:	Borislav Petkov <>
To:	Denys Vlasenko <>
Cc:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	Borislav Petkov <>, Jacob Shin <>,
	Jeff Layton <>,
	Prarit Bhargava <>,
	Mikulas Patocka <>,
	Fenghua Yu <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] x86: microcode: report if no microcode file was found

On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 04:09:33PM +0200, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c
> index ef8b17c..9ce22b0 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c
> @@ -279,7 +279,7 @@ static enum ucode_state request_microcode_fw(int cpu, struct device *device,
>  		c->x86, c->x86_model, c->x86_mask);
>  	if (request_firmware_direct(&firmware, name, device)) {

request_firmware_direct() already has dev_dbg() error messages down its

> -		pr_debug("data file %s load failed\n", name);
> +		pr_info("data file %s load failed\n", name);

Also might spook users unnecessarily.


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