Re: what is the rationale for "TAINT_USER"?

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On 2007.10.12 08:04:20 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i can see what the theoretical purpose for it is here:
> but it's not clear how it can possibly be set from userland given
> that:
> $ grep -r TAINT_USER *
> include/linux/kernel.h:#define TAINT_USER                       (1<<6)
> kernel/panic.c:                 tainted & TAINT_USER ? 'U' : ' ',
> $
>   am i missing something screamingly obvious?

Grepping for "tainted" leads me to:

echo 32 > /proc/sys/kernel/tainted

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