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SubjectRe: [PATCH] v4l/dvb: Add linux/version.h include as KERNEL_VERSION macro is used.
On Thu, 1 May 2008, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> On Thu, 1 May 2008 20:05:41 +0200
> Andres Freund <> wrote:
>> Whitout this build fails with unknown macro on
>> e4c576b911e364737b1bf4f5bfdab1c440713f26
>> Hopefully I did everything correct, as this is my first usage of git
>> beside checking out. Also its my first patch on lk....
>> Is an Signed-off-by already appropriate with such an trivial change?
> Hi,
> maybe the real fix is to remove the use of KERNEL_VERSION in this code??

This is one of the rare cases where the usage of KERNEL_VERSION is valid.
This is the code there:

#include <linux/version.h> /* for KERNEL_VERSION MACRO */

This macro is required by V4L API to indicate the module version.

One possible solution would be to fork KERNEL_VERSION into something like
V4L_VERSION, and replace it on drivers/media/video/* and

Yet, I'm not sure if it would be nice to have two macros with the same

Mauro Carvalho Chehab

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