Re: Tainted Modules Help Notices

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 03:31:36 EST said:
> fs/nls/nls_cp737.c:MODULE_LICENSE("BSD without advertising clause");

> Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.11/kernel/fs/nls/nls_cp737.o will taint the kernel:
> non-GPL license - BSD without advertising clause

> # cat /proc/sys/kernel/tainted 1

Yes, that's a bug. Either that text needs to be added to the list of
acceptable licences, or changed to "Dual BSD/GPL".

The warning should probably read 'Incompatible licence' instead of 'non-GPL',


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