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SubjectRe: [RFC-ONT (on topic)] Modprobe enhancement (was Re: "Dance of the Trolls")
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Sounds like it's already there.

Jeff
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Owens" <kaos@ocs.com.au>
To: "Jeff V. Merkey" <jmerkey@timpanogas.org>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [RFC-ONT (on topic)] Modprobe enhancement (was Re: "Dance of
the Trolls")


> On Sun, 11 Nov 2001 16:49:46 -0700,
> "Jeff V. Merkey" <jmerkey@timpanogas.org> wrote:
> >Anton,
> >
> >This is a great suggestion. You should ping Keith Owens (does he own
> >modutils, I think so) and make it happen. A much desireable change.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Anton Altaparmakov" <aia21@cus.cam.ac.uk>
> >> I think we ought to do the same with closed source drivers. It's true
> >> after all... The whole point of tainting the kernel is so we can just
yell
> >> at users to go and bug the vendor. So the modprobe executable could
warn
> >> the user "hey, you are loading a binary only module, it can break the
> >> system, are you sure?". If the module is autoloaded we don't do jumping
> >> through hoops asking questions so the systen runs smoothly.
>
> Modutils 2.4.9 onwards gives a warning when loading tainted modules,
> including a reason why the tainting occurred. I will not accept
> anything stronger than a warning, that is the Unix way(TM), give the
> user enough rope to hang themselves.
>
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