UPDATE 1-Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

From Reuters - January 11, 2018

(Reuters) - Intel Corp on Thursday said that recently-issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that Intel may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches.

In a statement on Intels website, Navin Shenoy, general manager of the companys data center group, said Intel had received reports about the issue and was working directly with data center customers to discuss the issue.

We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue, Shenoy said in the statement. If this requires a revised firmware update from Intel, we will distribute that update through the normal channels.


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