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    SubjectRe: oops in 2.6.14-rc3
    On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 02:32:31 +0200
    Sasa Ostrouska <> wrote:

    > Oct 8 02:20:33 rc-vaio kernel: EIP: 0060:[<c01eac19>] Tainted: P

    "Some vendors distribute binary modules (i.e. modules without available
    source code under a free software license). As the source is not freely
    available, any bugs uncovered whilst such modules are loaded cannot be
    investigated by the kernel hackers. All problems discovered whilst such
    a module is loaded must be reported to the vendor of that module, not
    the Linux kernel hackers and the linux-kernel mailing list. The
    tainting scheme is used to identify bug reports from kernels with
    binary modules loaded: such kernels are marked as "tainted" by means of
    the MODULE_LICENSE tag. If a module is loaded that does not specify an
    approved license, the kernel is marked as tainted. The canonical list
    of approved license strings is in linux/include/linux/module.h. "oops"
    reports marked as tainted are of no use to the kernel developers and
    will be ignored. A warning is output when such a module is loaded. Note
    that you may come across module source that is under a compatible
    license, but does not have a suitable MODULE_LICENSE tag. If you see a
    warning from modprobe or insmod for a module under a compatible
    license, please report this bug to the maintainers of the module, so
    that they can add the necessary tag."

    Paolo Ornati
    Linux 2.6.14-rc3-gc0758146 on x86_64
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