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Re: Overriding kernel modules



Linus Walleij <triad df lth se> wrote:

> > But yes, I agree, it "taints" the kernel, the same way any out of tree
> > kernel module (kmod-em8300 from Extras)
> 
> I though the term "tainted" refered to a kernel linking kernel modules that
> aren't GPL, i.e. a legal issue, not just any new kernel modules.
> 
> Correct me if I'm wrong....

I believe loading an unsigned kernel module or a differently signed kernel
module will also taint the kernel, though in a different way.

David


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