Author: Francis Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 02:51:34 +0100
docs/hcl/c201.html: Clarify that only non-malicious microcode's ok
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/docs/hcl/c201.html b/docs/hcl/c201.html
@@ -253,7 +253,8 @@
Unlike x86 (e.g. Intel/AMD) CPUs, ARM CPUs do not use microcode, not even built in.
On the Intel/AMD based libreboot systems, there is still microcode in the CPU
- (not considered problematic by the FSF, since it's part of the hardware and read-only), but we
+ (not considered problematic by the FSF provided that it is reasonably trusted
+ to not be malicious, since it's part of the hardware and read-only), but we
exclude microcode updates (volatile updates which are uploaded at boot time by the boot firmware,
if present), which are proprietary software.