Re: [PATCH 1/6] vmw_balloon: bump version number
From: Nadav Amit
Date: Wed Feb 06 2019 - 17:18:00 EST
> On Feb 6, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 08:39:52PM +0000, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>> On Feb 6, 2019, at 8:42 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 09:13:31PM -0800, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>>> Following recent changes.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> drivers/misc/vmw_balloon.c | 2 +-
>>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/misc/vmw_balloon.c b/drivers/misc/vmw_balloon.c
>>>> index f8240b87df22..7294f305753f 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/misc/vmw_balloon.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/misc/vmw_balloon.c
>>>> @@ -34,7 +34,7 @@
>>>> MODULE_AUTHOR("VMware, Inc.");
>>>> MODULE_DESCRIPTION("VMware Memory Control (Balloon) Driver");
>>> Please just drop this pointless line, it means nothing and is always out
>>> of date. It's been removed from many other drivers, and I really don't
>>> want to see it come back.
>>> Your driver "version" is the kernel version, full stop. That's all you
>>> need to ever worry about.
>> I understand, and I will inform those who asked for the version bump.
>> Having said that, I do not see a reference for this policy. I understand
>> that you removed the MODULE_VERSION from in-kernel drivers, but I also see
>> that you accepted several drivers last year that used MODULE_VERSION.
> I messed up, and will be glad to take patches to remove them. Usually
> that's the last thing I remember to check when reviewing patches, I
> can always use the help :)
> Also, I only received 1 patch in this series, did something go wrong
> with the sending of it?
Err. Thanks for letting me know. I guess that that I messed up the git-send
trying to avoid ccâing patch author who got his email address deactivated.
I will resend.