README: update for mixed dat and bin Intel releases

Intel now includes a directory with the binary microcode data, along
with the legacy ".dat" text format.  Contents are duplicated between the
two formats.
parent 18788dbf
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Updating the system processor microcode:
The Intel-distributed microcode bundle contains microcode update data for
several processor models. It uses a text format which is unsuitable to be
used directly by the Linux kernel: it must be converted by an utility like
iucode_tool before Linux can use it.
several processor models. Older microcode releases used a text format
which is unsuitable to be used directly by the Linux kernel: it must be
converted by an utility like iucode_tool before Linux can use it. Newer
releases have the same microcode update content both in the legacy text
format, and in binary format.
Updating the processor microcode is a process that can be done at any time
(even with the system at full load), and as many times as required. It is
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