Re: RFC: virtualbox tainting.

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 04:01:36 EST

On Thu, 6 Oct 2011, Dave Jones wrote:

> > > I feel a bit dirty overloading TAINT_CRAP (even if the name is apropos).
> > > Should I introduce a TAINT_OUT_OF_TREE perhaps instead ?
> >
> > We could do that in a "generic" way by setting a "in-tree" flag type
> > thing for everything that is built from within the kernel build, and
> > then taint if that flag is not found.
> what stops an out of tree module from setting that flag ?

What stops virtualbox developers from renaming the module in every
release? That's the same story.

The only fool-proof way of doing is indeed is the GPG-signing thing.

Jiri Kosina

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