VMware module warning

Sergey mafia_rgd at mail.ru
Fri Dec 16 08:08:05 UTC 2005

I do realise that kernel gets "tainted" because the modules has not got the 
proper license specified, like GPL. The question is: how do I make the 
message dissapear, while redirections >/dev/null 2>&1 do not help..

And why the message is printed to the console?

lrwxrwxrwx S12syslog -> ../init.d/syslog
lrwxrwxrwx S19vmware -> ../init.d/vmware

Syslog is started prior to vmware execution. Indeed, when vmware is started by 
hand (not on startup), that messages goes to syslog, *not* to the console.

----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Elsner <Elsner at zrz.tu-berlin.de>
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
Subject: Re: VMware module warning
Date: Thursday 15 December 2005 17:25

>On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 17:19:46 +0500 Sergey wrote:
>> Greets!
>> vmmon: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel. What can I do with
>> that? It displays on every system start, although VMware engine works
>> perfectly.
>Status "tainted" of the kernel,is explained in
>--Frank Elsner

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