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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] module,bug: Add TAINT_OOT_MODULE flag for modules not built in-tree
    On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:17:24 -0400, Dave Jones <> wrote:
    > commit 7816c45bf13255157c00fb8aca86cb64d825e878
    > Author: Roland Vossen <>
    > Date: Thu Apr 7 11:20:58 2011 +0200
    > modules: Enabled dynamic debugging for staging modules
    > Signed-off-by: Roland Vossen <>
    > Acked-by: Jason Baron <>
    > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    Greg, you know better. This is why we have maintainers: I can't track
    patches I don't see. Grrr...

    > If we want to support out of tree modules with this, should we just nuke the
    > whole check, or do we still want to prevent certain types of tainted kernels
    > from using this stuff ?

    It goes back to the first implementation of kernel markers. IIRC, it
    was to prevent dynamic debug stuff from circumventing licensing, but
    testing for *any* taint seems overbroad. Mathieu?

    PS. Can't see how this related to lockdep either...

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