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    SubjectRe: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] [PATCH] DVB: Delete unused header file linux/dvb/version.h.
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    On Friday 23 March 2007, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 16:47 +0100, Marcel Siegert wrote:
    > > On Friday 23 March 2007, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Delete the unreferenced header file include/linux/dvb/version.h.
    > > >
    > > > Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com>
    > > >
    > > NACK
    > > this header is unreferenced in kernel, but used for applications that compile for userspace
    > > to determine the api version.
    >
    >
    > btw that is something extremely evil to do. Either you have varying apis
    > between kernels (which is naughty, but I suppose you can go up in
    > capabilities) or it's fully static.
    >
    > If it's dynamic, doing it compiletime is BAD. The same binaries should
    > run on multiple kernels after all. An ioctl or a sysfs thing or
    > something is a lot better than a compile time constant.
    >
    > If it's entirely static exposing a "version" doesn't mean anything and
    > it might as well be killed...
    >
    > Greetings,
    > Arjan van de Ven

    hi arjan,

    we discussed that topic - an IOCTL to determine the api version - on dvb ml in nov.2005 and
    got no result. so this is still there and will stay imho, until we will find a solution.

    regards
    marcel

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