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Date:   Sat, 5 Dec 2020 16:53:06 +0100
From:   Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
To:     Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
Cc:     "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <info@...ux.net>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, kuba@...nel.org,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/7] net: 8021q: remove unneeded MODULE_VERSION() usage

On Sat, Dec 05, 2020 at 01:20:18PM +0200, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 01:49:53PM +0100, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> > Remove MODULE_VERSION(), as it isn't needed at all: the only version
> > making sense is the kernel version.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult <info@...ux.net>
> > ---
> >  net/8021q/vlan.c | 8 +-------
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 7 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/net/8021q/vlan.c b/net/8021q/vlan.c
> > index f292e0267bb9..683e9e825b9e 100644
> > --- a/net/8021q/vlan.c
> > +++ b/net/8021q/vlan.c
> > @@ -36,15 +36,10 @@
> >  #include "vlan.h"
> >  #include "vlanproc.h"
> >
> > -#define DRV_VERSION "1.8"
> > -
> >  /* Global VLAN variables */
> >
> >  unsigned int vlan_net_id __read_mostly;
> >
> > -const char vlan_fullname[] = "802.1Q VLAN Support";
> > -const char vlan_version[] = DRV_VERSION;
> > -
> >  /* End of global variables definitions. */
> >
> >  static int vlan_group_prealloc_vid(struct vlan_group *vg,
> > @@ -687,7 +682,7 @@ static int __init vlan_proto_init(void)
> >  {
> >  	int err;
> >
> > -	pr_info("%s v%s\n", vlan_fullname, vlan_version);
> > +	pr_info("802.1Q VLAN Support\n");
> 
> How do we feel about deleting this not really informative message
> altogether in a future patch?

It too should be removed.  If drivers are working properly, they are
quiet.

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