Fwupd Gaining Support For ATA Device Microcode Updates
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 30 January 2019 at 02:11 PM EST. 13 Comments
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Richard Hughes of Red Hat continues on his conquest for improving the Linux firmware updating experience: his latest accomplishment is getting support for microcode updates on ATA/ATAPI drives into Fwupd.

As part of his work on enabling firmware updates for Star Labs Systems' Linux hardware, Richard developed a fwupd plug-in allowing for ATA-compatible drives including the likes of SATA hard drives and even DVD drives that support ATA_OP_DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE to allow for microcode updates under Linux.

While it's another win for LVFS/Fwupd, users will need to manually verify the correct transfer mode before trying to apply a microcode update to a supported ATA device.

More details on this milestone via Richard's blog.

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