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SubjectRe: The tainted message
> >  > Warning: Module %s is not open source, and as such, loading it will
> > > make your kernel un-debuggable. Please do not submit bug reports from
> > > a kernel with this module loaded, as they will be useless, and likely
> > > ignored.
> > well, that's not the truth: the kernel itself is debuggable, but we
> > don't know about the module, and how the module interacts with the
> > kernel.
> It absolutely IS the truth.
> what happens if an errant module clobbers kernel space?

And isn't it true any more that modules can "shadow" certain kernel functions?
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