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From: "Bshara, Saeed" <>
To: David Miller <>
Cc: "" <>,
	"Woodhouse, David" <>,
	"Machulsky, Zorik" <>,
	"Matushevsky, Alexander" <>,
	"Wilson, Matt" <>,
	"Liguori, Anthony" <>,
	"Bshara, Nafea" <>,
	"Tzalik, Guy" <>,
	"Belgazal, Netanel" <>,
	"Saidi, Ali" <>,
	"Kiyanovski, Arthur" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V1 net 0/2] net: ena: race condition bug fix and version update 
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:59:34 +0000
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

sorry for the late response. I agree that with stable versions the driver version is not good indication for which exact code is running.
however, we have many users that port the latest ena driver as-is from kernel sources into their older kernels, mainly to pull new ENA features (e.g. low latency queues). for those cases, the driver version helps us to identify the driver's code, so in practice this just works fine.


From: David Miller <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:06 PM
To: Kiyanovski, Arthur
Cc:; Woodhouse, David; Machulsky, Zorik; Matushevsky, Alexander; Bshara, Saeed; Wilson, Matt; Liguori, Anthony; Bshara, Nafea; Tzalik, Guy; Belgazal, Netanel; Saidi, Ali
Subject: Re: [PATCH V1 net 0/2] net: ena: race condition bug fix and version update 
From: <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:17:42 +0200

> From: Arthur Kiyanovski <>
> This patchset includes a fix to a race condition that can cause
> kernel panic, as well as a driver version update because of this
> fix.

Series applied and patch #1 queued up for -stable.

But I want to reiterate what Andrew said, the version is so increibly
useless and stupid.

I'm going to submit the fix to -stable, and then people will then
doubly and triply have no relationship between driver version number
and what fixes exist.

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-11 17:17 akiyano
2019-02-11 17:17 ` [PATCH V1 net 1/2] net: ena: fix race between link up and device initalization akiyano
2019-02-11 17:17 ` [PATCH V1 net 2/2] net: ena: update driver version from 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 akiyano
2019-02-12 11:12   ` Moritz Fischer
2019-02-12 11:42     ` Kiyanovski, Arthur
2019-02-12 13:11       ` Andrew Lunn
2019-02-12 19:06 ` [PATCH V1 net 0/2] net: ena: race condition bug fix and version update David Miller
2019-03-13 12:59   ` Bshara, Saeed [this message]
2019-03-13 17:52     ` David Miller

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