taint the kernel: no license

Conor_D_Wynne@Dell.com Conor_D_Wynne at Dell.com
Fri May 7 06:09:01 CDT 2004


linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com wrote:
> Redhat Linux 2.1AS on Dell PowerEdge 1750
> 
> Redhat don't support BASP...

Correct, it taints the kernel. If you have an escalation to redhat, then they may request that you remove the module. 

> Dell support BASP ?

Yes, but why not use the channel bonding driver instead? It has the same functionality and is very stable. 

Conor.

p.s.: you would need to update your kernel, the latest AFAIR is 2.4.9-e.40. You current one has many serious bugs. Check the changelog on rhn for details. 

> 
> 
> --- Arjan van de Ven <arjanv at redhat.com> :
>> Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 09:28:19 +0200
>> From: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv at redhat.com>
>> To: mako at propel.ne.jp,
>>    Broadcom cards on Red Hat Linux
>> <broadcom-list at redhat.com>
>> 
>> Subject: Re: taint the kernel: no license
>> 
>> On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 04:27:09PM +0900, SHIBATA,
>> Makoto wrote:
>>> Redhat Linux 2.1AS on Dell PowerEdge 1750
>>> 
>>> # rpm -qa|grep basp
>>> baspsnmp-1.0.1-1
>>> basplnx-6.0.3-1
>>> #
>>> 
>>> When I start basp...
>>> "taint the kernel: no license" warning displayed.
>>> 
>>> # service basp start
>>> Warning: loading
>>> /lib/modules/2.4.9-e.3smp/kernel/net/basp/basp.o will taint the
>>> kernel: no license Adding BASP team life:
>> 
>>> [  OK  ]
>>> Starting BASP team life:
>> 
>>> [  OK  ]
>>> #
>>> 
>>> Red Hat support basp service ?
>> 
>> BASP is a binary only kernel module, and not shipped by Red Hat, nor
>> supported by Red Hat.
>> 
>> 
> 
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