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    SubjectRe: RFC: virtualbox tainting.
    On Thu, 6 Oct 2011, Dave Jones wrote:

    > > > I feel a bit dirty overloading TAINT_CRAP (even if the name is apropos).
    > > > Should I introduce a TAINT_OUT_OF_TREE perhaps instead ?
    > >
    > > We could do that in a "generic" way by setting a "in-tree" flag type
    > > thing for everything that is built from within the kernel build, and
    > > then taint if that flag is not found.
    > what stops an out of tree module from setting that flag ?

    What stops virtualbox developers from renaming the module in every
    release? That's the same story.

    The only fool-proof way of doing is indeed is the GPG-signing thing.

    Jiri Kosina
    SUSE Labs

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