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From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
To: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>, Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	kexec@lists.infradead.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	dyoung@redhat.com, corbet@lwn.net, mcgrof@kernel.org,
	keescook@chromium.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org, cai@lca.pw,
	tytso@mit.edu, bunk@kernel.org, torvalds@linux-foundation.org,
	gregkh@linuxfoundation.org, labbott@redhat.com, jeffm@suse.com,
	jikos@kernel.org, jeyu@suse.de, tiwai@suse.de, AnDavis@suse.com,
	rpalethorpe@suse.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] kernel: add panic_on_taint
Date: Sat, 9 May 2020 21:10:25 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <acab7971-7522-3511-c976-e0237ceda4d0@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200510025921.GA10165@MiWiFi-R3L-srv>

On 5/9/20 7:59 PM, Baoquan He wrote:
> Read admin-guide/tainted-kernels.rst, but still do not get what 'G' means.

I interpret 'G' as GPL (strictly it means that no proprietary module has
been loaded).  But I don't see why TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE is the only
taint flag that has a non-blank c_false character.  It could just be blank
also AFAICT.  Then the 'G' would not be there to confuse us.  :)

-- 
~Randy


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From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
To: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>, Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
Cc: bunk@kernel.org, jeffm@suse.com, tytso@mit.edu,
	keescook@chromium.org, jeyu@suse.de, corbet@lwn.net,
	tiwai@suse.de, torvalds@linux-foundation.org, jikos@kernel.org,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, kexec@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, AnDavis@suse.com,
	mcgrof@kernel.org, cai@lca.pw, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, rpalethorpe@suse.de,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, labbott@redhat.com, dyoung@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] kernel: add panic_on_taint
Date: Sat, 9 May 2020 21:10:25 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <acab7971-7522-3511-c976-e0237ceda4d0@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200510025921.GA10165@MiWiFi-R3L-srv>

On 5/9/20 7:59 PM, Baoquan He wrote:
> Read admin-guide/tainted-kernels.rst, but still do not get what 'G' means.

I interpret 'G' as GPL (strictly it means that no proprietary module has
been loaded).  But I don't see why TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE is the only
taint flag that has a non-blank c_false character.  It could just be blank
also AFAICT.  Then the 'G' would not be there to confuse us.  :)

-- 
~Randy


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  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-10  4:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-09 13:57 Rafael Aquini
2020-05-09 13:57 ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-09 18:59 ` Kees Cook
2020-05-09 18:59   ` Kees Cook
2020-05-10  2:59 ` Baoquan He
2020-05-10  2:59   ` Baoquan He
2020-05-10  4:10   ` Randy Dunlap [this message]
2020-05-10  4:10     ` Randy Dunlap
2020-05-10  5:16     ` Baoquan He
2020-05-10  5:16       ` Baoquan He
2020-05-10 18:22   ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-10 18:22     ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-11  1:11     ` Baoquan He
2020-05-11  1:11       ` Baoquan He
2020-05-11 18:24 ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-11 18:24   ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-11 20:03   ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-11 20:03     ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-11 21:05     ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-11 21:05       ` Luis Chamberlain

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