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From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Cc: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	Elad Nachman <eladv6@gmail.com>, <dev@dpdk.org>,
	<stable@dpdk.org>, Igor Ryzhov <iryzhov@nfware.com>,
	Eric Christian <erclists@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kni: restrict bifurcated device support
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:10:21 -0800
Message-ID: <20211123111021.08763407@hermes.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0914b58e-de54-50ef-7e48-febf9688eb09@intel.com>

On Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:51:27 +0000
Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> wrote:

> >>>
> >>> diff --git a/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c b/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c
> >>> index 611719b5ee27..d47fc6133cbe 100644
> >>> --- a/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c
> >>> +++ b/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c
> >>> @@ -838,6 +838,14 @@ kni_net_init(struct net_device *dev)
> >>>    	dev->header_ops      = &kni_net_header_ops;
> >>>    	dev->ethtool_ops     = &kni_net_ethtool_ops;
> >>>    	dev->watchdog_timeo = WD_TIMEOUT;
> >>> +
> >>> +	/*
> >>> +	 * KNI is unsafe since it requires calling userspace to do
> >>> +	 * control operations. And the overall quality according to
> >>> +	 * kernel standards is the same as devices in staging.
> >>> +	 */
> >>> +	add_taint(TAINT_CRAP, LOCKDEP_STILL_OK);
> >>> +	netdev_warn(dev, "Adding kernel taint for KNI because it is not safe\n");  
> >>
> >> I am for discussing above separate from this patch, since this patch
> >> restores the behavior that exist since KNI module exists.  
> > 
> > Any user of KNI will already get tainted because KNI is out of tree driver.
> >   
> 
> I mean the note and explicit 'add_taint()' you mentioned above, can we separate
> it from this bug fix.

I changed my mind, the existing taint that happens from out of tree is enough.
Especially since KNI is now deprecated.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-11-23 19:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-08 23:58 [dpdk-stable] " Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-09  2:03 ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-11-23  9:54   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-11-23 16:22     ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-11-23 16:51       ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-11-23 19:10         ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]
2021-11-17 16:42 ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-11-23 16:46 ` [PATCH v2] " Ferruh Yigit
2021-11-24 13:51   ` Thomas Monjalon

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