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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] Add TAINT_HARDWARE_UNSUPPORTED flag
On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 11:34:57 -0400
Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> wrote:

> This patch is similar to Theordore Ts'o's TAINT_USER patch,
> linux-2.6 commit 34f5a39899f3f3e815da64f48ddb72942d86c366.

This seems to have gone backwards

> This patch introduces the TAINT_HARDWARE_UNSUPPORTED flag for distributions
> to use.

As I said before - just mark some as 'reserved'

Giving it a specific meaning means it can't freely be used for many
things by many distributions


> + printk(KERN_CRIT "UNSUPPORTED HARDWARE DEVICE: %s\n", msg);
> + WARN_TAINT(1, TAINT_HARDWARE_UNSUPPORTED,
> + "Your hardware is unsupported. Please do not report "
> + "bugs, panics, oopses, etc., on this hardware.\n");

And as already pointed out it's not unsupported hardware even in the case
you described

NAK


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