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Date:	Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:36:01 +0000
From:	Conrad Kostecki <>
To:	"Linux (Kernel) Mailingliste (" 
Subject: AW: Early microcode not being loaded

> That file is way too big.  In fact, it is exactly the size of the newest ".dat" file from Intel.  The kernel doesn't grok that text format, the microcode updates have to be converted to binary format, first.

> I suggest you use "iucode_tool -S --write-earlyfw=ucode.cpio" to generate your ucode.cpio.

> You can find iucode-tool at:

Thanks! That's it. I wasn't aware, that I need to convert first the microcode to binary. It's now working fine.


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