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Subject[PATCH] Blacklist hsfmodem module
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and you'll see

hsfmodem- - 6 identical

15: MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Conexant low-level hardware driver");
MODULE_LICENSE("GPL\0for files in the \"GPL\" directory; for others, only LICENSE file applies");
MODULE_INFO(supported, "yes"); - Unknown License - C - More from hsfmodem- »

It seems, hcfpcimodem-1.10full.tar.gz from
also uses GPL\0 trick.

Patch is obviously not tested (and I'm not sure name is right, got it from
Ubuntu forums and tarball filename),

Does someone know internal contact so we can weed out all names and
blacklist them in bulk?

P.S.: Curiously enough, binary parts are *.O , not *.o .
Presumably, .o suffix scares their developers, while tainting
messages are busy scaring their users.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <>

kernel/module.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -1721,6 +1721,9 @@ #endif
add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);
if (strcmp(mod->name, "driverloader") == 0)
add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);
+ /* LinuxAnt is politely asked to stop GPL\0 idiocy. */
+ if (strcmp(mod->name, "hsfmodem") == 0)
+ add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);

/* Set up MODINFO_ATTR fields */
setup_modinfo(mod, sechdrs, infoindex);
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