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    SubjectRe: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] [PATCH] DVB: Delete unused header file linux/dvb/version.h.
    On 3/25/07, Arjan van de Ven <> wrote:
    > > There are cases where we need an API update since newer systems do show up.
    > > In such a case, the only way is to provide backward compatibility
    > > while adding in newer stuff.
    > >
    > > Currently we use the version major/minor for the userspace to identify
    > > the in kernel API, while the userspace apps can remain binary
    > > compatible
    > this is the problem exactly! Your userspace binary knows about the
    > kernel headers it was compiled against, not about the actual running
    > kernel! They are very likely not the same.

    Well, we could go for an IOCTL in such a case to avoid the unpleasant scenario.

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