[PATCH 1/4] panic: Allow warnings to set different taint flags

Paul Mundt lethal at linux-sh.org
Tue Apr 6 07:46:27 EST 2010

On Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 07:34:56PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> WARN() is used in some places to report firmware or hardware bugs that
> are then worked-around.  These bugs do not affect the stability of the
> kernel and should not set the flag for TAINT_WARN.  To allow for this,
> add WARN_TAINT() and WARN_TAINT_ONCE() macros that take a taint number
> as argument.
> Architectures that implement warnings using trap instructions instead
> of calls to warn_slowpath_*() now implement __WARN_TAINT(taint)
> instead of __WARN().
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk>
> ---
> Changes since the previous version:
> - Added note to Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
> - Changed the commit message to distinguish taint numbers from taint
>   flags
> - Removed 'must' from last sentence of commit message; this patch
>   converts all mainline architectures
This seems to be missing my Tested-by from the last iteration, since
there are no functional changes with this version feel free to add it in

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