[3.5.yuz,extended,stable] Patch "module: taint kernel when lve module is loaded" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Nov. 15, 2012, 5:48 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    module: taint kernel when lve module is loaded

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


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From fcac46550aff0774a73604e9f0357fabf11293b8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:49:31 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] module: taint kernel when lve module is loaded

commit c99af3752bb52ba3aece5315279a57a477edfaf1 upstream.

Cloudlinux have a product called lve that includes a kernel module. This
was previously GPLed but is now under a proprietary license, but the
module continues to declare MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") and makes use of some
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL symbols. Forcibly taint it in order to avoid this.

Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>
Cc: Alex Lyashkov <umka@cloudlinux.com>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 kernel/module.c |    4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)



diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 4edbd9c..9ad9ee9 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -2730,6 +2730,10 @@  static int check_module_license_and_versions(struct module *mod)
 	if (strcmp(mod->name, "driverloader") == 0)
 		add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);

+	/* lve claims to be GPL but upstream won't provide source */
+	if (strcmp(mod->name, "lve") == 0)
+		add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);
 	if ((mod->num_syms && !mod->crcs)
 	    || (mod->num_gpl_syms && !mod->gpl_crcs)