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How to Identify if 3rd Party Modules are Loaded into the Kernel (Doc ID 2285395.1)

Last updated on JUNE 26, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64

Purpose

Some Applications may need to install Kernel modules to operate. As for example security application may need to include a kernel Module which leads to a Tainted Kernel

On some occasions these modules are very intrusive and could lead to unexpected behavior of the Linux system for example Kernel panics or performance problems.

You can find more detail on tainted kernel policy by reading document : Linux Kernel Support - Policy on Tainted Kernels (Doc ID 284823.1)

The intention on this document is to provide an easy way to identify if you have a 3rd party module installed

 

Troubleshooting Steps

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