[vbox-dev] linux kernel taint?

Perry Halbert phalbert at cox.net
Tue Oct 11 18:59:04 GMT 2011

Stone throwing seems to be the way of things these days.  Some figure if 
they throw enough they will actually hit an issue.  I would be more 
interested in see the actual tickets myself and seeing what the problem 
really is, but here again this was not given so how could anyone expect 
to take it seriously.

I myself suspect this has more to do with politics than actual issues, 
but that would be speculation without proof which is again lacking.  
Anyway how could you take someone seriously that plainly puts something 
like this is crap, or garbage in a code field.  Sounds more like sour 
grapes to me.

Besides kernel_taint just seems to be a way to not have to deal with 
issues.  Look at Debian kern.log after you install the non-free nVidia 
drivers.  Debian does not want to support it so they taint it.  This 
does not necessarily mean that the drivers are bad, just that the 
maintainer does not want to deal with it.

Oh well off my soap box.

On 10/11/2011 01:33 PM, Frank Mehnert wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 October 2011 19:41:51 Stéphane Charette wrote:
>> I love VirtualBox, and I use it 10+ hours a day, 6 days a week, to do my
>> regular C++ software development.  I regularly have VM uptimes of>  1 week
>> without problems.  Thanks, guys!
>> But I did see the recent mailing list discussion recently about quality +
>> betas, and while I personally did not agreed (it works well for me!) I
>> spotted this significant posting today:
>> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/10/6/317
>> I came across this link from here:
>> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk5Mw
>> Is this a known problem?
> Which problem? The problems the Phoronix guy wrote about? I read about
> VirtualBox bugs every day and of course we have a lot of bugs but we
> also have a lot of satisfied users and customers.
> If you refer to the Fedora bugs the Redhat guy was complaining about
> then my assumption is that the list contains a lot of false positives.
> Not every host crash is related to VirtualBox. And unfortunately many
> users use outdated versions of VirtualBox because they use the packages
> provided by the distribution which is often never updated.
> Kind regards,
> Frank
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