Re: [PATCH 2/2] platform/x86/intel/pmt/telemetry: Add driver version

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On 3/17/23 14:35, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:57 AM David E. Box
> <> wrote:
>> Add a driver version number to make it easier to track changes in
>> backported kernels.
> Sorry, but NAK. As Greg KH said, we do not use this anymore (in Git
> era) ­— the SHA from the Git _is_ the version of the driver.

I agree with Andy per driver version numbers are really not useful.

Generally speaking the version number will get updated say once
per upstream kernel-release in a separate commit, but there is
no guarantee that commit will get cherry-picked together with
other cherry-picked fixes.

So for downstream kernels these version numbers really don't
have any meaning and as such are useless.



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