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    SubjectRe: Please revert 21564fd2a3deb48200b595332f9ed4c9f311f2a7
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > 2.6.22's behaviour is the bug. 2.6.21 you couldn't load random binary
    > crap into the kernel without logging a taint. 2.6.22 you can. This means
    > every single 2.6.22 bug report has to be assumed to be caused by binary
    > module crap as a starting point which slows down debug immensely.

    Er, what? What do you mean by "load random binary crap"? Are you
    worried that a malicious kernel module might modify paravirt_ops? How
    is that different from a malicious module doing any of the infinite
    other things a malicious module can do? A module will only register a
    taint if its playing by the rules anyway, and a module playing by the
    rules won't touch paravirt_ops directly.


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