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authorRusty Russell <>2014-03-31 14:39:57 +1030
committerRusty Russell <>2014-03-31 14:52:43 +1030
commit57673c2b0baa900dddae3b9eb3d7748ebf550eb3 (patch)
tree8d485d6427d818f61b4c95945925b6c0235a3f50 /Documentation/module-signing.txt
parent58f86cc89c3372d3e61d5b71e5513ec5a0b02848 (diff)
Use 'E' instead of 'X' for unsigned module taint flag.
Takashi Iwai <> says: > The letter 'X' has been already used for SUSE kernels for very long > time, to indicate the external supported modules. Can the new flag be > changed to another letter for avoiding conflict...? > (BTW, we also use 'N' for "no support", too.) Note: this code should be cleaned up, so we don't have such maps in three places! Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/module-signing.txt b/Documentation/module-signing.txt
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@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@ This has a number of options available:
If this is off (ie. "permissive"), then modules for which the key is not
available and modules that are unsigned are permitted, but the kernel will
be marked as being tainted, and the concerned modules will be marked as
- tainted, shown with the character 'X'.
+ tainted, shown with the character 'E'.
If this is on (ie. "restrictive"), only modules that have a valid
signature that can be verified by a public key in the kernel's possession