Intel says new firmware patches trigger reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems

The headlong race to cover the Meltdown/Spectre debacle has claimed another victim. In a surprising move, Intel has raised a red flag about some of its firmware patches. What should you do? Wait. Yesterday, Intel executive VP Navin Shenoy posted on the company blog :

We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates.

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