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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Linux Kernel Markers Support for Proprierary Modules

On Jan 25 2008 10:31, Jon Masters wrote:
>On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 08:56 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>
>> So what is needed is an Oops with an explaining message
>> if (kernel_tainted) "blame that proprietary module first",
>> and make sure the user sees that oops even if in X.
>
>The former is actually trivially doable with the module->taints bits. We
>could have the equivalent of a neon flashing "blame this module" sign.
>
>I also agree, we should stop force loading. Incompatible struct module,
>etc. are really bad things to have mapped into a running kernel.

Forceloading should be reserved for developers who know
when a symversion change is safe (which is rare in itself,
but still).


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