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SubjectMODULE_VERSION useless? (was Re: [KJ] adding missing MODULE_* stuffs)
On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 04:04:00PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> Would patches towards adding missing MODULE_DESCRIPTION, MODULE_VERSION,
> and MODULE_AUTHOR stuff be taken? While these aren't covered in the
> CodingStyle document, I did find reference to their preferred order in
> Documentation/i2c/porting-clients.txt where Greg KH said the order
> should be:
>
> MODULE_AUTHOR
> MODULE_DESCRIPTION
> MODULE_LICENSE /* last line of source */
>
> I'm curious where MODULE_VERSION should go, as well as
> MODULE_PARAM_DESC.
>
> Notably, AUTHOR, DESCRIPTION, and VERSION seem to be missing from the
> various examples in Documention/

I hate MODULE_VERSION. It stops making sense after the following
definition:

Version of a module is a version of kernel it was shipped with.

Given: module 8139too version 0.9.27 is buggy in somesuch way.
Question: which one?

There were quite a few nontrivial changes made since transition to git:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Christoph Lameter:
Cleanup patch for process freezing
Jeff Garzik:
[netdrvr 8139too] replace hand-crafted kernel thread with workqueue
[netdrvr 8139too] use cancel_rearming_delayed_work() to cancel thread
[netdrvr 8139too] use rtnl_shlock_nowait() rather than rtnl_lock_interruptible()
[netdrvr 8139too] fast poll for thread, if an unlikely race occurs

John W. Linville:
8139too: support ETHTOOL_GPERMADDR
8139too: fix resume for Realtek 8100B/8139D

Olaf Hering:
turn many #if $undefined_string into #ifdef $undefined_string

Pekka Enberg:
8139too: use iomap for pio/mmio
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
None of the above changes touched MODULE_VERSION. It's still 0.9.27.
MODULE_VERSION is almost always outdated. You can't rely on it in
bugreports. All you can rely on is kernel version, be it 2.6.15-git1 or
2.6.15-0aec63e67c69545ca757a73a66f5dcf05fa484bf.

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