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SubjectRe: Tainted lsmod output
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Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 20:58:01 BST, Hugh Dickins said:
> > On Mon, 12 Sep 2005, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> > > On Mon, 12 Sep 2005, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > > > The one that puzzles me greatly isn't listed there: 'G'

> > > I guess it means GPL.
> > >
> > > It's just the opposite of 'P', whereas all of the others
> > > have opposites of ' '.

> > I guess the same, but doesn't it seem a strange kind of taint?

> Somebody had an automated log-parsing tool, and wanted to make sure there
> were guaranteed at least 2 non-whitespace tokens on the line so they wouldn't
> have to deal with parsing 'Tainted: \n'?

That's a lame excuse for messing up the kernel and mistifying the heck out
of users. Either "Tainted: <some gunk>" or "Not tainted" (or just nothing)?
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