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Date:	Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:26:40 +0200
From:	Borislav Petkov <>
To:	Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
Cc:, H Peter Anvin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/8] x86, microcode, intel: total_size is valid only when
 data_size != 0

On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 04:04:11PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> As far as I can tell, Intel has always filled the reserved fields in the
> microcode data files with zeros.

Yes, and this is the statement I was looking for. IF(!) this really
is the case, then we don't have anything to worry about because new
kernel with old container will look at ->datasize, see 0 and return

I've updated the patch with your additional explanation.



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