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In message <3E91C398.9070400@pobox.com> you write:
> Rusty Russell wrote:
> > I thought it was completely useless, hence deprecated.
> >
> > Anyone have any reason to defend it?
>
>
> It's used to allow source compatibility with all kernels, old or new.
>
> Thus it is in active use, and should not be removed.

Inside individual drivers, or a set of compat macros, it makes sense.
But as a general module.h primitive it doesn't.

Imagine a structure adds an owner field in 2.5. This macro doesn't
help you, you need a specific compat macro for that struct.

ie. AFAICT it only buys you 2.2 compatibility, and even then only if
you #define it at the top of your driver.

I still don't understand: please demonstrate a use in existing source.
Rusty.
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