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Date:   Tue, 19 Jul 2022 17:25:57 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Antonio Quartulli <>
Cc:, David Miller <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC 1/1] net: introduce OpenVPN Data Channel Offload (ovpn-dco)

> +static void ovpn_get_drvinfo(struct net_device *dev,
> +			     struct ethtool_drvinfo *info)
> +{
> +	strscpy(info->driver, DRV_NAME, sizeof(info->driver));
> +	strscpy(info->version, DRV_VERSION, sizeof(info->version));
> +	strscpy(info->bus_info, "ovpn", sizeof(info->bus_info));

version is generally considered useless information if it comes from
the driver. You have no idea if this is version 42 in net-next, or
some backported version in an enterprise kernel with lots of out of
tree patches. The driver is not standalone, it runs inside the
kernel. So in order to understand a bug report, you need to know what
kernel it is. If you don't fill in version, the core will with the
kernel version, which is much more useful.


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