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Add microcode_ctl to list of packages requiring a reboot

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      .The `dnf needs-restarting --reboothint` command now recommends a reboot to update the CPU microcode

      To fully update the CPU microcode, you must reboot a system. Previously, when you installed the `microcode_ctl` package, which contains the updated CPU microcode, the `dnf needs-restarting --reboothint` command did not recommend the reboot. With this update, the issue has been fixed, and `dnf needs-restarting --reboothint` now recommends a reboot to update the CPU microcode.
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      .The `dnf needs-restarting --reboothint` command now recommends a reboot to update the CPU microcode To fully update the CPU microcode, you must reboot a system. Previously, when you installed the `microcode_ctl` package, which contains the updated CPU microcode, the `dnf needs-restarting --reboothint` command did not recommend the reboot. With this update, the issue has been fixed, and `dnf needs-restarting --reboothint` now recommends a reboot to update the CPU microcode.
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      When updating microcode_ctl package, the new microcode is automatically loaded as post-installation scriptlet.

      This leads to the kernel printing the following warning:
      [ +0.001340] x86/CPU: CPU features have changed after loading microcode, but might not take effect.
      [ +0.000097] x86/CPU: Please consider either early loading through initrd/built-in or a potential BIOS update.
      From microcode_ctl maintainer (@esyr), microcode reloading should be quite safe, but potentially it didn't get applied. Hence adding the package to "needs reboot" list may be wise.

            rhn-support-ppisar Petr Pisar
            rhn-support-rmetrich Renaud M├ętrich
            packaging-team-maint packaging-team-maint
            Jan Blazek Jan Blazek
            Mariya Pershina Mariya Pershina
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