Which module taints kernel?

Alex Dyas alex.dyas at interoute.com
Wed Apr 5 02:00:19 CDT 2006


Thanks for the quick response.  So I'm assuming if I configure a more 
generic driver I won't need the module and my kernel will be untainted? 
  The machine is a server so I don't need anything particularly quick.

Alex.
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-= Alex Dyas , UNIX , Interoute , Geneva =-


Adam Williams wrote:
> radeon if you are using ATI's binary X driver
> 
> Alex Dyas wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  > Env - Dell 2850, Redhat ES3
>  >
>  > We apparently have a tainted kernel on our 2650:
>  >
>  > # lsmod
>  > Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: PF
>  > nfs                    99376   0  (autoclean)
>  > nfsd                   85168   0  (autoclean)
>  > lockd                  58992   0  (autoclean) [nfs nfsd]
>  > sunrpc                 89212   0  (autoclean) [nfs nfsd lockd]
>  > radeon                114596   1
>  > dcdipm                 53868   1
>  > dcdbas                 40748   1
>  > autofs4                16952   0  (autoclean) (unused)
>  > audit                  90552   3
>  > e1000                  76956   2
>  > floppy                 57488   0  (autoclean)
>  > sg                     37228   0  (autoclean)
>  > microcode               6848   0  (autoclean)
>  > keybdev                 2976   0  (unused)
>  > mousedev                5624   1
>  > hid                    22276   0  (unused)
>  > input                   6144   0  [keybdev mousedev hid]
>  > ehci-hcd               20776   0  (unused)
>  > usb-uhci               26956   0  (unused)
>  > usbcore                81056   1  [hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
>  > ext3                   89960   8
>  > jbd                    55060   8  [ext3]
>  > megaraid2              37928  11
>  > sd_mod                 13712  18
>  > scsi_mod              114344   3  [sg megaraid2 sd_mod]
>  >
>  >  From what I understand this means that one of the modules has been
>  > forcibly loaded, or that there is a module loaded for which the
>  > manufacturer has not supplied the source code:
>  >
>  > http://www.tux.org/lkml/#s1-18
>  >
>  > Does anyone know how I can find out which is the offending module?  This
>  > may sound a little off topic, but I'm wondering if it's the megaraid2
>  > module as I have an 1850 with just megaraid who's kernel is not tainted.
>  >
>  > Thanks,
>  >
>  > Alex.
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