Re: LKM rootkits in 2.6.x

From: Horst von Brand
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 15:53:03 EST

Christophe Saout <christophe@xxxxxxxx> said:
> 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.

You are more than wellcome to use it as you see fit, and distribute it as
widely as you can ;-)

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

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