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Date:	Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:15:19 +0200
From:	Borislav Petkov <>
To:	Bill Davidsen <>
Cc:	Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>,
	H Peter Anvin <>,
	Fenghua Yu <>,
Subject: Re: BUG: early intel microcode update violating alignment rules

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 02:52:39PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Because if the requirement is enforced in some future revision, and
> updates then fail in some insane way, the vendor is justified in
> claiming "I told you so."

... provided that requirement is not some old relic which is not needed
anymore. I was questioning it, considering the fact that CPUs don't
enforce it (if they did, we'd be seeing explosions left and right).

Anyway, hpa is checking the whole deal internally as we speak.


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