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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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