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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Taint kernel when lve module is loaded
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Hello Everyone,

I am very sorry about this situation. It was my oversight. We planned to close source the module, and we will do it later on. Yet, it looks like one of our developers missed the point -- and did things incorrectly.

Please, give us two-three weeks to straighten things out. By the end of three weeks I plan to have source RPMs with the GPLed version of the modules available in our source repositories.

Later on we will have new module that is not GPL released.

Once again -- I am sorry about the incident. We haven't planned to deceive anyone. This was more of an internal miscommunication then anything else.


I appreciate your understanding,
Igor Seletskiy
CEO of CloudLinux

On Friday, June 22, 2012 1:50:24 PM UTC-4, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Cloudlinux have a product called lve that includes a kernel module. This
> was previously GPLed but is now under a proprietary license, but the
> module continues to declare MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") and makes use of some
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL symbols. Forcibly taint it in order to avoid this.
>
> Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>
> Cc: Alex Lyashkov <umka@cloudlinux.com>
> ---
> kernel/module.c | 4 ++++
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
> index 4edbd9c..9ad9ee9 100644
> --- a/kernel/module.c
> +++ b/kernel/module.c
> @@ -2730,6 +2730,10 @@ static int check_module_license_and_versions(struct module *mod)
> if (strcmp(mod->name, "driverloader") == 0)
> add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);
>
> + /* lve claims to be GPL but upstream won't provide source */
> + if (strcmp(mod->name, "lve") == 0)
> + add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);
> +
> #ifdef CONFIG_MODVERSIONS
> if ((mod->num_syms && !mod->crcs)
> || (mod->num_gpl_syms && !mod->gpl_crcs)
> --
> 1.7.10.4
>
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