Re: Tainted Modules Help Notices

From: Anthony DeRobertis (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 17:03:25 EST

> To triage bug reports. Any bug report against a tainted kernel is
> almost certain to be bounced with "your kernel contains code that
> we do not have the source for, send this bug report to the company
> that
> maintains the non-GPL code".

Couldn't this mess be solved with a module (optionally) containing a URL
to a source-code tarball? Modules that come with the kernel would point
to the relevant kernel sources on

This would alleviate all worry about things like closed-source BSD;
after all, anyone could check if there is source availible with wget.

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