Anaconda/Features/WarnTaintedHardware

From FedoraProject

< Anaconda | Features(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Detailed Description)
(Owner)
Line 7: Line 7:
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
* Name: TBD
+
* Name: [[User:Clumens|Chris Lumens]]
  
 
== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==

Revision as of 17:02, 2 December 2010

Contents

Warn users if installing on unsupported hardware

Summary

If the kernel detects unsupported hardware, warn users when starting the installer.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: TBD
  • Last updated: 2010-11-05
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=623140

Bug #600509 introduced TAINT_HARDWARE_UNSUPPORTED in the kernel. The flag detects hardware that Red Hat does not officially support.

The flag can be set during the kernel boot and possibly during module load when the kernel detects hardware that Red Hat is known not to support. The flag value can be read from /proc/sys/kernel/taint.

If the flag is set anaconda should display a window with the following information:

Unsupported hardware detected. This hardware (or a combination thereof) is not supported by Red Hat. For more information on supported hardware, please refer to http://www.redhat.com/hardware.

Benefit to Fedora

Scope

Test Plan

User Experience

Dependencies

Contingency Plan

Documentation

Release Notes