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    "GPL contaminated"


    When I was compiling a custom kernel on FreeBSD:
    root[0:conf]& config CUSTOMKERNEL
    WARNING: kernel contains GPL contaminated ext2fs filesystem
    Kernel build directory is ../compile/CUSTOMKERNEL
    Don't forget to do a ``make depend''
    root[0:conf]&


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    Well why not? Linux refers to third party modules as "tainting" the kernel. And GPL is kind of viral. Amusing nonetheless.
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    Brilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good

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    Re: "GPL contaminated"

    Quote Originally Posted by a thing
    When I was compiling a custom kernel on FreeBSD:
    root[0:conf]& config CUSTOMKERNEL
    WARNING: kernel contains GPL contaminated ext2fs filesystem
    Kernel build directory is ../compile/CUSTOMKERNEL
    Don't forget to do a ``make depend''
    root[0:conf]&

    I like the Free/OpenBSD core development team, they have a sense of humor. It's not worth a "LOL" though.

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