Re: [PATCH 4/4]: powerpc/cell spidernet ethtool -i version number info.

From: Olof Johansson
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 14:01:50 EST

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 12:11:17PM -0500, Linas Vepstas wrote:

> This patch adds version information as reported by
> ethtool -i to the Spidernet driver.

Why does a driver that's in the mainline kernel need to have a version
number besides the kernel version?

I can understand it for drivers like e1000 that Intel maintain outside
of the kernel as well. But spidernet is a fully mainline maintained
driver, right?

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