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

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 11:34:20 EST

On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:50:33 -0500 Theodore Tso wrote:

> I suggest you change this to read "if a user or user application".
> Otherwise,
> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>

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>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>
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 or user application specifically requested that the
+ Tainted flag be set, ' ' otherwise.
The primary reason for the 'Tainted: ' string is to tell kernel
debuggers if this is a clean kernel or if anything unusual has
occurred. Tainting is permanent: even if an offending module is
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