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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.9-ac5
    > Solution: /proc/sys/kernel/tainted.  Set to 0 on boot, set to 1 by
    > insmod when it finds a non-GPL module, printed by panic, extracted by
    > ksymoops. Any load of a proprietary module taints the kernel, even if
    > it is later removed. The kernel code for that sysctl only allows taint
    > to be set, not to be cleared.

    That would certainly work well enough.

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