Re: [PATCH] Add new TAINT_KSPLICE flag for when a Ksplice updatehas been loaded.

From: Chuck Ebbert
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 13:48:48 EST

On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:57:21 -0400 (EDT)
Tim Abbott <tabbott@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Distributions and have requested that the Ksplice
> rebootless update system taint the kernel the first time that a
> Ksplice update is installed, in order to assist with bug triage.
> Ksplice uses a new taint flag, TAINT_KSPLICE, displayed as 'K', for
> this purpose.
> We would like to confirm that this use of taint meets with the
> community's approval and get this taint flag registered in mainline.

How about a more generic taint flag that just says some user program has
patched the running kernel?
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