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Date:	Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:34:26 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/phy/bcm87xx: Add MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") to GPL

From: Peter Huewe <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 04:44:18 +0200

> Currently the driver has no MODULE_LICENSE attribute in its source which
> results in a kernel taint if I load this:
> root@(none):~# modprobe bcm87xx
> bcm87xx: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
> Since the first lines of the source code clearly state:
>  * This file is subject to the terms and conditions of the GNU General
>  * Public License.  See the file "COPYING" in the main directory of this
>  * archive for more details.
> I think it's safe to add the MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") macro and thus remove
> the kernel taint.
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Peter Huewe <>

Good catch, applied, thanks.
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