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    SubjectRe: overflows in /proc/net/dev
    On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 14:32:48 -0700 (PDT)
    "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:

    > From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@f00f.org>
    > Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 09:33:58 -0700
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    > > I thought the concensurs here was that because doing reliable atomic
    > > updates of 64-bit values isn't possible on some (most?) 32-bit
    > > architectures so we need additional locking to make this work which is
    > > undesirable? (It might even be a FAQ by now as this comes up fairly
    > > often).
    >
    > That's correct.

    Also width of fields in /proc/net/dev can't change without potentially
    breaking ABI of applications.
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