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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] RFC: Revamp admin-guide/tainted-kernels.rst to make it more comprehensible
Am 20.12.18 um 17:38 schrieb Randy Dunlap:
> On 12/20/18 7:28 AM, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
>> On Thu, 20 Dec 2018 16:23:38 +0100
>> Thorsten Leemhuis <> wrote:
>>> While at it: Jonathan, you mentioned putting the script in scripts/, but
>>> according to the Makefile in that directory it is "for various helper
>>> programs used throughout the kernel for the build process". That's one
>>> reason why it feels wrong to put it there. Another one: that script
>>> targets users and thus we should try to make sure they can access it
>>> easily. That's why I'm currently inclined to put it in tools/ somewhere.
>> Yeah, tools/ is a better place. Maybe a tools/debugging directory or some
>> such?
> chktaint

BTW, I renamed it to kernel-taintstatus, sounded more appropriate to me.
Does anyone mind?

> is similar (IMO) to scripts/decodecode though.

Hmmm. Maybe it would be better to move this to tools/? Will take a quick
look, guess sooner or later by current endeavours will lead me to the
documentation that refers to this script anyway.

> @Thorsten:
> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <>

Thx. And thx for the feedback in the other reply.

BTW, for those following this thread and my earlier quest for a simple
cmd to decode /proc/sys/kernel/tainted: looks like @apexo on twitter
(thx again!) found a trick to do what I want which should work on most
systems out-of-the-box:

$ for i in $(seq 18); do echo $i $(($(cat

Ciao, Thorsten

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