Re: [PATCH] update Doc/oops-tracing.txt for TAINT_USER

From: Theodore Tso
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 11:07:49 EST

On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 05:04:14PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> From: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Add TAINT_USER description to Tainted flags in oops-tracing.txt.
> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Documentation/oops-tracing.txt | 3 +++
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> --- linux-2.6.20-git9.orig/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
> +++ linux-2.6.20-git9/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
> @@ -234,6 +234,9 @@ characters, each representing a particul
> 6: 'B' if a page-release function has found a bad page reference or
> some unexpected page flags.
> + 7: 'U' if a user specifically requested that the Tainted flag be set,
> + ' ' otherwise.
> +

I suggest you change this to read "if a user or user application".


Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>

BTW, most often it will be a specific user application. The initial
intended use case was a Java Virtual Machine, that will set the
Tainted flag as a hint to support personnel that Java program it was
running was doing something really evil and non-portable (direct
access to physical memory) which unfortunately the RTSJ compliance
test requires us to support . Thank you very much, Sun....

"Java: Write once, run screaming". :-)

- Ted
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