Re: [PATCH] usb-storage: don't call utsname()

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 14:10:44 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 01:51:17PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> This patch (as1100) replaces the core-kernel function call to utsname()
> in usb-storage with the UTS_RELEASE macro. It's used only for warning
> about extra unusual_devs entries.
> Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Why? With this change, if you change the version number, the file will
have to be rebuilt. Without the change, the file will not need to be
rebuilt, right?

I thought that was why this change was made a while ago, to prevent
things from having to be rebuilt that didn't need to be.


greg k-h
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