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Re: [PATCH 1/2] lockdep,rtmutex,bug: Show taint flags on error

rap,On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 09:48 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-11-16 at 21:52 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 04:36:55AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > Currently lock debugging is disabled when the kernel is tainted, with
> > > a few exceptions.  It is already recognised that this can be useful
> > > for staging modules (TAINT_CRAP), but that also goes for out-of-tree
> > > modules (TAINT_OOT_MODULE) so long as core kernel developers don't
> > > have to spend time debugging them.  Also, there are several reasons
> > > for tainting that are unlikely to introduce false locking bug reports
> > > Instead of disabling lock debugging, show the taint flags in all
> > > lockdep and rtmutex-debug error messages.
> So this is two patches in one. I took the last part, the printing of the
> taint flags thing, not the first part.
> I did a small patch adding TAINT_FIRMWARE_WORKAROUND to the list of
> TAINTS that shouldn't disable lockdep.
> As for OOT_MODULE, with staging the only reason not to merge a module is
> it being the wrong license and I really can't be arsed about OOT stuff
> anyway, so no.

That's not true.  For example, VirtualBox OSE is GPL but would not be
accepted into staging.  But if VirtualBox developers want to use lockdep
to fix their crap, we shouldn't stop them.


Ben Hutchings
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