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Subject[RFC] Don't use linux/version.h anymore to indicate a per-driver version - Was: Re: [PATCH 03/37] Remove unneeded version.h includes from include/
Em 23-06-2011 18:58, Jesper Juhl escreveu:
> It was pointed out by 'make versioncheck' that some includes of
> linux/version.h were not needed in include/.
> This patch removes them.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jj@chaosbits.net>
> ---
> include/linux/ceph/messenger.h | 1 -
> include/media/pwc-ioctl.h | 1 -
> 2 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/ceph/messenger.h b/include/linux/ceph/messenger.h
> index 31d91a6..291aa6e 100644
> --- a/include/linux/ceph/messenger.h
> +++ b/include/linux/ceph/messenger.h
> @@ -6,7 +6,6 @@
> #include <linux/net.h>
> #include <linux/radix-tree.h>
> #include <linux/uio.h>
> -#include <linux/version.h>
> #include <linux/workqueue.h>
>
> #include "types.h"
> diff --git a/include/media/pwc-ioctl.h b/include/media/pwc-ioctl.h
> index 0f19779..1ed1e61 100644
> --- a/include/media/pwc-ioctl.h
> +++ b/include/media/pwc-ioctl.h
> @@ -53,7 +53,6 @@
> */
>
> #include <linux/types.h>
> -#include <linux/version.h>
>
> /* Enumeration of image sizes */
> #define PSZ_SQCIF 0x00


The usage of version.h at the Linux media kernel is due to a V4L2 API requirement[1],
where an ioctl query of VIDIOC_QUERYCAP type would return the driver version formatted
with KERNEL_VERSION() macro.

[1] http://linuxtv.org/downloads/v4l-dvb-apis/vidioc-querycap.html

While a few driver maintainers are careful enough to increment it on every new
kernel version where the driver was touched, others simply keep it outdated.

IMHO, it doesn't make much sense on having a per-driver version field: the V4L2 layer
should be enough to abstract hardware differences, and to avoid userspace to have a per
driver list of hacks. I don't think that the userspace applications are really using it.
Module versions should just use the MODULE_VERSION() macro.

So, IMO, the better would be to convert this field into a V4L2 API version field
instead like the enclosed patch. Of course, this also means to change the V4L2 API
Docbook. After that, we can cleanup all those linux/version.h code on all V4L drivers.

The idea is that, every time we add something new at the V4L2 API, we'll increment it
to match the current kernel version.

On a quick look, all drivers, except by one uses versions <= KERNEL_VERSION(3, 0, 0).
The only exception is the pwc driver, with version is KERNEL_VERSION(10, 0, 12). Due to
a bug on it, it also reports its version as: "10.0.14" at module version. The version
10.0.12 is reported there since 2006, even having suffered a major change, due to the
removal of the V4L1 API, on changeset 479567ce3af7b99d645a3c53b8ca2fc65e46efdc.
So, I think it would be safe to change it to 3.0.0, as using the version here, in the favor
of a greater good. We can keep the driver-specific version only at

Comments?

If others are ok with that, I'll prepare the changesets.

Cheers,
Mauro


-

[media] v4l2 core: Use a per-API version instead of a per driver version

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>

diff --git a/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c b/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c
index 213ba7d..d8fa571 100644
--- a/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c
+++ b/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>diff --git a/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c b/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c
index 213ba7d..b19ad56 100644
--- a/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c
+++ b/drivers/media/video/v4l2-ioctl.c
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <linux/version.h>

#include <linux/videodev2.h>

@@ -27,6 +28,8 @@
#include <media/v4l2-device.h>
#include <media/v4l2-chip-ident.h>

+#define V4L2_API_VERSION KERNEL_VERSION(3, 0, 0)
+
#define dbgarg(cmd, fmt, arg...) \
do { \
if (vfd->debug & V4L2_DEBUG_IOCTL_ARG) { \
@@ -606,13 +609,16 @@ static long __video_do_ioctl(struct file *file,
break;

ret = ops->vidioc_querycap(file, fh, cap);
- if (!ret)
+ if (!ret) {
+ cap->version = V4L2_API_VERSION;
+
dbgarg(cmd, "driver=%s, card=%s, bus=%s, "
"version=0x%08x, "
"capabilities=0x%08x\n",
cap->driver, cap->card, cap->bus_info,
cap->version,
cap->capabilities);
+ }
break;
}


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