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Date:	Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:52:22 +0300
From:	Jani Nikula <>
Cc:	Rusty Russell <>,
	Jean Delvare <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Li Zhong <>,
	Jon Mason <>,
	Daniel Vetter <>,
Subject: [PATCH 4/4] drm/i915: taint the kernel if unsafe module parameters are set

Taint the kernel if the semaphores, enable_rc6, enable_fbc, or ppgtt
module parameters are modified. These module parameters are for
debugging and testing only, and should never be changed from their
platform specific default values by the users. We do not provide support
for people enabling all the experimental features. Make this clear by
tainting the kernel if the parameters are set.

Signed-off-by: Jani Nikula <>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.c
index 62ee8308d682..bba4225ba575 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.c
@@ -66,12 +66,12 @@ module_param_named(powersave, i915.powersave, int, 0600);
 	"Enable powersavings, fbc, downclocking, etc. (default: true)");
-module_param_named(semaphores, i915.semaphores, int, 0400);
+module_param_named_unsafe(semaphores, i915.semaphores, int, 0400);
 	"Use semaphores for inter-ring sync "
 	"(default: -1 (use per-chip defaults))");
-module_param_named(enable_rc6, i915.enable_rc6, int, 0400);
+module_param_named_unsafe(enable_rc6, i915.enable_rc6, int, 0400);
 	"Enable power-saving render C-state 6. "
 	"Different stages can be selected via bitmask values "
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(enable_rc6,
 	"For example, 3 would enable rc6 and deep rc6, and 7 would enable everything. "
 	"default: -1 (use per-chip default)");
-module_param_named(enable_fbc, i915.enable_fbc, int, 0600);
+module_param_named_unsafe(enable_fbc, i915.enable_fbc, int, 0600);
 	"Enable frame buffer compression for power savings "
 	"(default: -1 (use per-chip default))");
@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(enable_hangcheck,
 	"WARNING: Disabling this can cause system wide hangs. "
 	"(default: true)");
-module_param_named(enable_ppgtt, i915.enable_ppgtt, int, 0400);
+module_param_named_unsafe(enable_ppgtt, i915.enable_ppgtt, int, 0400);
 	"Override PPGTT usage. "
 	"(-1=auto [default], 0=disabled, 1=aliasing, 2=full)");

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