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Feature #461

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Replacing Haswell mrc.bin blob with free software

Added by akjuxr3 akjuxr3 over 1 year ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:
In Progress
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
chipset configuration
Target version:
Start date:
04/01/2020
Due date:
% Done:

30%

Estimated time:
Affected versions:
Needs backport to:
Affected hardware:
All Haswell mainboards
Affected OS:

Description

Currently in case of the ability to run as less amount of closed source software as possible and still have Microcode updates the reduced Intel ME with disabled bit in IFD and the lga1155 or the mobile versions of those cpus are the only option for x86_64 out there.
The next cpu generation (Haswell) inside for example T440p and W541 require the binary blob mrc.bin

Are there any plans of replacing the Haswell mrc.bin with free software? Or have the x86_64 platform be given up when the goal is to run just free software and the people should move to aarch64 or risc-v?

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