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    SubjectRe: Fire Engine??
    David S. Miller wrote:
    > On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 23:56:41 +0100
    > Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 14:36:20 -0800
    >>"David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I don't think this is acceptable. It's important that all
    >>>of the timestamps are as accurate as they were before.
    >>
    >>I disagree on that. The window is small and slowing down 99.99999% of all
    >>users who never care about this for this extremely obscure
    >>misdesigned API does not make much sense to me.
    >
    >
    > We can't change behavior like this. Every time we've tried to
    > do it, we've been burnt. Remember nonlocal-bind?

    I'll try to write up a patch that uses the TSC and lazy conversion
    to timeval as soon as I get the rx-all and rx-fcs code happily
    into the kernel....

    Assuming TSC is very fast and the conversion is accurate enough, I think
    this can give good results....

    Ben

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    Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
    Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com


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