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Date:   Sun, 19 Mar 2023 14:27:40 -0700
From:   Luis Chamberlain <>
Subject: [PATCH 06/12] module: rename set_license() to module_license_taint_check()

The set_license() routine would seem to a reader to do some sort of
setting, but it does not. It just adds a taint if the license is
not set or proprietary.

This makes what the code is doing clearer, so much we can remove
the comment about it.

Signed-off-by: Luis Chamberlain <>
 kernel/module/main.c | 5 ++---
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/module/main.c b/kernel/module/main.c
index 95fd705328ac..5e64485ac05a 100644
--- a/kernel/module/main.c
+++ b/kernel/module/main.c
@@ -1573,7 +1573,7 @@ static void layout_sections(struct module *mod, struct load_info *info)
 	__layout_sections(mod, info, true);
-static void set_license(struct module *mod, const char *license)
+static void module_license_taint_check(struct module *mod, const char *license)
 	if (!license)
 		license = "unspecified";
@@ -1993,8 +1993,7 @@ static int check_modinfo(struct module *mod, struct load_info *info, int flags)
 	if (err)
 		return err;
-	/* Set up license info based on the info section */
-	set_license(mod, get_modinfo(info, "license"));
+	module_license_taint_check(mod, get_modinfo(info, "license"));
 	if (get_modinfo(info, "test")) {
 		if (!test_taint(TAINT_TEST))

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