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SubjectRe: RFC: virtualbox tainting.
On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 12:44:32PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> > diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
> > index 04379f92..d26c9a3 100644
> > --- a/kernel/module.c
> > +++ b/kernel/module.c
> > @@ -2653,6 +2653,10 @@ static int check_module_license_and_versions(struct module *mod)
> > if (strcmp(mod->name, "ndiswrapper") == 0)
> > add_taint(TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);
> >
> > + /* vbox is garbage. */
> > + if (strcmp(mod->name, "vboxdrv") == 0)
> > + add_taint(TAINT_CRAP);
>
> Odds are we should have a list of these types of modules, as I think
> there are a few others out there we should mark this way :)

possibly, though this is by far the leader (for us at least) today.

> But anyway, I like this, and I think I'll go add it to the openSUSE
> kernels so we can avoid the numerous bug reports we get there as well
> for this crappy driver.
>
> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

I feel a bit dirty overloading TAINT_CRAP (even if the name is apropos).
Should I introduce a TAINT_OUT_OF_TREE perhaps instead ?

Dave



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