My kernel keeps panicking when connected to a certain wireless network. I'd like to send a bug report but my kernel is apparently tainted. From
Apr 17 21:28:22 Eiger kernel: [13330.442453] Pid: 4095, comm: kworker/u:1 Tainted: G O 3.8.4-102.fc17.x86_64 #1
[root@Eiger ~]# cat /proc/sys/kernel/tainted 4096
I've not been able to find documentation for what the 4096 bitmask means
, but the . How do I find out which module is tainting the kernel?
G flag means that an external GPL module is loaded into the kernel
I've grepped for
dmesg and don't find anything corresponding to when a module is loaded. My kernel is the latest kernel from Fedora 17: 3.8.4-102.fc17.x86_64.
UPDATE: It may be due to the
rts5139 module. It shows up in
modinfo rts5139 produces
ERROR: Module rts5139 not found. When booting the previous kernel, 3.8.3-103.fc17.x86_64, this module is not listed by
lsmod and the kernel is not tainted (
/proc/sys/kernel/taint is 0).
I've tried blacklisting this module
echo 'blacklist rts5139' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
but rebooting still shows the kernel as tainted.