Re: Tainting kernels for non-GPL or forced modules

Keith Owens (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 08:48:29 +1000

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001 13:00:24 -0500,
Timur Tabi <> wrote:
>Keith Owens wrote:
>> I have started work on the patch for /proc/sys/kernel/tainted with the
>> corresponding modutils and ksymoops changes. insmod of a non-GPL
>> module ORs /proc/sys/kernel/tainted with 1, insmod -f ORs with 2.
>Where can I find more information about this? The word "tainted" doesn't
>appear in my kernel source code (I guess 2.4.2 is too old), and a search on
>google didn't reveal anything. and
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