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Re: Causes, cures and prevention of orphaned inodes?




On Mon 05 Feb 2018 at 14:45:17 (-0200), Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Feb 2018, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:

> > I am rather hesitant about updating the BIOS/UFEI.  In fact I can't
> > seem to find an upgrade for the FX-8320 on the AMD web site.
> 
> An update, if any are available, would be found in the ASUSTEK support
> page for your motherboard.
> 
> > Also, I'm rather hesitant about installing the amd64-package.
> 
> If you never updated that BIOS/UEFI, chances are you are running very
> old microcode, which is known to be buggy, and unsupported.  There is
> one extremely nasty VM security issue in that processor, as well as some
> isses that could result in data corruption in rare cases.  They must be
> patched by the most recent AMD microcode update for correct system
> operation.

I'm not in the habit of upgrading BIOS/UEFI on my computers.
(I do have {amd64,intel}-microcode installed.) What old or
buggy code would I be running when booting a linux installation?
(I accept that Grub has to run, and the kernel and initramfs be
found, initially.)

Cheers,
David.