microcode patches for all AMD AMD64 processors – amd64-microcode

OS: Debian Wheezy

My new rig has AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor – 3.30GHz.
The kernel has microcode load error for this processor. I haven’t experienced any hardware problems yet but it’s irritating to see kernel error.

$ dmesg | grep -i microcode
microcode: CPU0: patch_level=0x06000626
microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam15h.bin
microcode: CPU1: patch_level=0x06000626
microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam15h.bin
microcode: CPU2: patch_level=0x06000626
microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam15h.bin
microcode: CPU3: patch_level=0x06000626
microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam15h.bin
microcode: CPU4: patch_level=0x06000626
microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam15h.bin
microcode: CPU5: patch_level=0x06000626
microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam15h.bin

For Squeeze check this link.

$ apt-cache search amd64-microcode
amd64-microcode - Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs

$ sudo aptitude install amd64-microcode
The following NEW packages will be installed:
amd64-microcode
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 137 not upgraded.
Need to get 24.8 kB of archives. After unpacking 94.2 kB will be used.
Get: 1 ftp://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian/ testing/non-free amd64-microcode amd64 1.20120117-2 [24.8 kB]
Fetched 24.8 kB in 2s (9,248 B/s)
Selecting previously unselected package amd64-microcode.
(Reading database ... 193034 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking amd64-microcode (from .../amd64-microcode_1.20120117-2_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up amd64-microcode (1.20120117-2) ...
Using per-core interface to update microcode on online processors...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.4.0-10.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64
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