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Ubuntu 17.10 corrupting BIOS - many LENOVO laptops models
Date: Sunday, December 24, 2017 @ 08:56:37 EST
Topic: Linux Baby

SRU Justification

Impact: Many users are reporting issues with bios corruption with 17.10. This seems to stem from enabling the intel-spi-* drivers in the kernel, which don't appear to be ready for use on end-user machines.

Fix: Disable this driver.

Test Case: Fix has been verified by our HWE team on affected hardware.

Regression Potential: Minimal, it's unlikely anyone is actually doing anything which requires this driver.

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