lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2002]   [Apr]   [29]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: The tainted message
tomas szepe wrote:

> > >> thie warning should be:
> > >>
> > >> 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.
> > >
> > >Very good! I'd only change the tense to "The non-opensource module %s is
> > >about to be loaded, which will make your kernel impossible to debug," so
> > >that it's crystal clear that the message is not a failure notification.
> >
> > Pschologically it would be better to phrase it as a postive statement.
> >
> > Warning: Module %s is not open source, and as such, loading it will
> > make your kernel un-debuggable. Before reporting problems to
> > Linux-kernel, please replicate the problem without the module loaded.
>
> You're right. And, hmmm, tell you what.. I also like your version because
> it makes no statements whatsoever about vendor support, or support from
> anyone else than the people on linux-kernel.
>
> Now, would anyone attempt to sum up all the points made here and come up
> w/ something like a "final-draft" proposal?


Warning: Source code for module %s is not publicly available. Problems
with a kernel that has loaded this module can be debugged only by someone
with access to the module source. Before reporting a problem to the Linux
kernel mailing list, please replicate the problem without the module loaded.
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:22    [W:0.622 / U:5.176 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site