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authorBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>2010-04-03 19:34:56 +0100
committerDavid Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>2010-05-19 08:36:48 +0100
commitb2be05273a1744d175bf4b67f6665637bb9ac7a8 (patch)
treec0b6333fbc7a1834bfc0eec86dd204b1daacf1b4 /Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
parent8954da1f82a468deeeae3683252b5440e7f4ccbe (diff)
panic: Allow warnings to set different taint flags
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@decadent.org.uk> Acked-by: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de> Tested-by: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org> Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt b/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt
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@@ -256,6 +256,7 @@ characters, each representing a particular tainted value.
9: 'A' if the ACPI table has been overridden.
10: 'W' if a warning has previously been issued by the kernel.
+ (Though some warnings may set more specific taint flags.)
11: 'C' if a staging driver has been loaded.