Re: Tainted Modules Help Notices

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 03:20:58 EST said:
> After compiling 2.4.11 I noticed modprobe picking up some of the
> tainted modules that were marked in the update.

> What surprised me was the PPP compression modules, I didn't use
> PPP in 2.4.10 so maybe the notice was there in 2.4.10, but I didn't
> use them so I didn't see it. I shouldn't have been surprised, but I
> was. BSD compression, BSD license... doh... :>

BSD-licensed modules shouldn't mark the kernel as tainted. If they do,
that's surely a bug.

Any code which is distributed as part of the kernel source tree has a
sane, if not 100% compatible, licence and shouldn't taint your kernel.


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