msr-tools - Utilities for modifying MSRs from userspace

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name msr-tools
Package version 1.3
Package release 2build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 40 B
Download size 9.53 KB
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MSRs are Machine Specific Registers that are used to set values for
hardware to use, or to pass values between the BIOS and kernel.  This
package provides utilies to both read and write MSRs.  Reading and
writing MSRs might be useful when debugging kernel drivers, for example.


Package Version Architecture Repository
msr-tools_1.3-2build1_i386.deb 1.3 i386 Ubuntu Main
msr-tools - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package msr-tools_1.3-2build1_amd64.deb
Source Package msr-tools

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install msr-tools deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install msr-tools




2017-04-21 - Steve Langasek <>
msr-tools (1.3-2build1) artful; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default in static
2013-10-22 - Andres Salomon <>
msr-tools (1.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove cpuid program; there's already a separate cpuid package in
Debian that is more fully-featured.  If there's a need to bring back
the cpuid binary, let me know (closes: #726057).
2013-10-10 - Andres Salomon <>
msr-tools (1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (closes: #725930). 
* Update the copyright file.
* Update manpages for new args and new cpuid program.
* Update standards-version, and add hardening flags to build.
* Add a note to manpages about ensuring the correct kernel modules
are loaded when running commands (closes: #721825).
2009-11-23 - Andres Salomon <>
msr-tools (1.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Only build for i386 and amd64 (closes: #555542).
2009-11-05 - Andres Salomon <>
msr-tools (1.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't allow the package to install anything into /usr/sbin
(closes: #552958, #554583).
* Bump the versioned build-dep on debhelper accordingly, as
override_dh_auto_install is necessary.
2009-10-25 - Andres Salomon <>
msr-tools (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (for some value of "new").
* Bump standards version.
* Switch from cdbs to debhelper.  It was being too clever in overriding
our CFLAGS, which resulted in 64bit stuff breaking (closes: #495445).
* Update copyright info w/ hpa's mark.
* Drop 001-pwrite_warnings.patch, as it turns out that it was only
necessary due to the aforementioned CFLAGS clobberage.
2008-03-07 - Andres Salomon <>
msr-tools (1.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release.
* Create manpages.

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