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authorBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>2011-10-24 15:12:28 +0200
committerRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>2011-11-07 07:54:42 +1030
commit2449b8ba0745327c5fa49a8d9acffe03b2eded69 (patch)
tree48e11288635dcfc8cdb342f3ba00fa2a2a650aa8 /Documentation
parent1cd0d6c3021c8d76641b37203f504634b87fbabc (diff)
module,bug: Add TAINT_OOT_MODULE flag for modules not built in-tree
Use of the GPL or a compatible licence doesn't necessarily make the code any good. We already consider staging modules to be suspect, and this should also be true for out-of-tree modules which may receive very little review. Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> Reviewed-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> (patched oops-tracing.txt)
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diff --git a/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt b/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
index 6fe9001b926..13032c0140d 100644
--- a/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
+++ b/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
@@ -263,6 +263,8 @@ characters, each representing a particular tainted value.
12: 'I' if the kernel is working around a severe bug in the platform
firmware (BIOS or similar).
+ 13: 'O' if an externally-built ("out-of-tree") module has been loaded.
The primary reason for the 'Tainted: ' string is to tell kernel
debuggers if this is a clean kernel or if anything unusual has
occurred. Tainting is permanent: even if an offending module is