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    SubjectRe: unexpected taint message
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    On Fri, 2011-12-16 at 08:49 -0600, Larry Finger wrote:

    > > + switch (flag) {
    > > + case TAINT_CRAP:
    > > + case TAINT_WARN:
    > > + case TAINT_OOT_MODULE:
    > > + break;
    > > + default:
    > > + if (__debug_locks_off())
    > > + printk(KERN_WARNING
    > > + "Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint\n");
    > > + }
    > >
    > > set_bit(flag,&tainted_mask);
    > > }
    >
    > Yes. I like this patch a lot. Unfortunately, VirtualBox was a part of the
    > decision to add the OOT taint. At least for that reason, this patch would not be
    > accepted upstream. It is too bad that the Oracle people fought so hard to keep
    > their module from setting TAINT_CRAP the way that GregKH wanted. That would have
    > had fewer side effects for me.

    I'm not sure -- I mean, it's one thing to identify OOT modules and
    refuse to support them (and ignore lockdep reports with OOT set), but
    it's another to just disable lockdep? I think?

    johannes



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