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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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