Re: LKM rootkits in 2.6.x

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 14:34:37 EST

On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:16:28 +0100, Christophe Saout said:

> Ugh... this sounds ugly. This should be forbidden. I mean, what are
> things like EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL for if drivers are allowed to patch
> whatever they want?

If the binary blob knows enough about the innards to be able to do binary
patching, it's a derived work and should be GPL.

Even the NVidia driver isn't *that* evil... :)

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