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authorLinus Torvalds <>2014-04-06 09:38:07 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2014-04-06 09:38:07 -0700
commit6f4c98e1c22c28e00b8f050cce895a6b74db15d1 (patch)
treeb00da8b3367c6f3d0f74f44b8c4092a7b7cbbe18 /Documentation/module-signing.txt
parent18a1a7a1d862ae0794a0179473d08a414dd49234 (diff)
parent22c9bcad859d5c969289b3b37084a96c621f8f2c (diff)
Merge tag 'modules-next-for-linus' of git://
Pull module updates from Rusty Russell: "Nothing major: the stricter permissions checking for sysfs broke a staging driver; fix included. Greg KH said he'd take the patch but hadn't as the merge window opened, so it's included here to avoid breaking build" * tag 'modules-next-for-linus' of git:// staging: fix up speakup kobject mode Use 'E' instead of 'X' for unsigned module taint flag. VERIFY_OCTAL_PERMISSIONS: stricter checking for sysfs perms. kallsyms: fix percpu vars on x86-64 with relocation. kallsyms: generalize address range checking module: LLVMLinux: Remove unused function warning from __param_check macro Fix: module signature vs tracepoints: add new TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE module: remove MODULE_GENERIC_TABLE module: allow multiple calls to MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE() per module module: use pr_cont
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diff --git a/Documentation/module-signing.txt b/Documentation/module-signing.txt
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@@ -53,7 +53,8 @@ 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.
+ be marked as being tainted, and the concerned modules will be marked as
+ 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