path: root/kernel/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
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authorPablo Neira Ayuso <>2018-01-19 13:47:02 +0100
committerJozsef Kadlecsik <>2018-01-29 21:27:19 +0100
commita0f36a181bcedbeb9cb07a59b24c1611e57e2c0e (patch)
treefa2ad40eedfa9b298e5b749e23db1819a98820d7 /kernel/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
parent39fde1381f0ba9101f65c08f2abda5426a46f8b1 (diff)
netfilter: remove messages print and boot/module load time
Several reasons for this: * Several modules maintain internal version numbers, that they print at boot/module load time, that are not exposed to userspace, as a primitive mechanism to make revision number control from the earlier days of Netfilter. * IPset shows the protocol version at boot/module load time, instead display this via module description, as Jozsef suggested. * Remove copyright notice at boot/module load time in two spots, the Netfilter codebase is a collective development effort, if we would have to display copyrights for each contributor at boot/module load time for each extensions we have, we would probably fill up logs with lots of useless information - from a technical standpoint. So let's be consistent and remove them all. Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <> Signed-off-by: Jozsef Kadlecsik <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c b/kernel/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
index 806ff8b..52aaa1b 100644
--- a/kernel/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
+++ b/kernel/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
@@ -2192,7 +2192,6 @@ ip_set_init(void)
return ret;
- pr_info("ip_set: protocol %u\n", IPSET_PROTOCOL);
return 0;
@@ -2208,3 +2207,5 @@ ip_set_fini(void)
+MODULE_DESCRIPTION("ip_set: protocol " __stringify(IPSET_PROTOCOL));