Re: RFC: virtualbox tainting.

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 13:18:00 EST

On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 12:04:05PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Oct 2011 10:01:32 +0200, Jiri Kosina said:
> > On Thu, 6 Oct 2011, Dave Jones wrote:
> > > 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.
> It would also be a second in-tree user for the kernel MPI library code that
> somebody posted recently... Just sayin' ;)

Ah, that is a good idea as some systems do want to gpg sign kernel
modules, I would love it if someone dug up the Red Hat patches, ported
it to the in-kernel mpi library (which I think will be in 3.2) and got
it merged.

Actually, anyone have any pointers to the Red Hat patch, I might
consider doing this myself as I wrote the first gpg signed kernel code
years ago and I would like to see this finally merged.

greg k-h
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