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commit f44162ed052f6377040ad5cbd3bfc4e164a48b0e
parent 9b0a8f155e2aac5dce148585e7e590ed444e05ee
Author: Francis Rowe <info@gluglug.org.uk>
Date:   Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:14:44 +0100

docs/hcl/c201.html: clarify that microcode on x86 is read-only

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docs/hcl/c201.html | 5+++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/hcl/c201.html b/docs/hcl/c201.html @@ -163,8 +163,9 @@ <p> 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), but we - exclude microcode updates, which are proprietary software. + (not considered problematic by the FSF, 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. </p> <p> On ARM CPUs, the instruction set is implemented in circuitry, without microcode.