Support for tainted kernel
Posted Sep 6, 2007 1:25 UTC (Thu) by AJWM
In reply to: Support for tainted kernel
Parent article: LCE: Linux, hardware vendors, and enterprise distributors
If I recall correctly from the last time I had to deal with this, RedHat provides limited support for tainted kernels, restricted to modules from just a few vendors which presumably they have some kind of partnering with.
The incident that comes to mind involved EMC Powerpath modules on an otherwise untainted RHEL kernel (a few non-stock drivers but they were GPLd). (The modules weren't the cause of the problem, it turned out to be a known kernel bug that already had a fix, but it was hard to reproduce being load dependant, and 32GB core dumps are a pain to ship around.)
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