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    SubjectRe: [NET] 64 bit byte counter for 2.6.3
    On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 18:51:19 +0200
    Markus Hästbacka <midian@ihme.org> wrote:

    > Ok, Here's a patch for 64 bit byte counters for 2.6.3. For any intrested
    > users to try.
    >
    > That means in english that the limit for RX bytes and TX bytes (in
    > ifconfig for example) is much higher than the old 4GB limit on 32 bit
    > systems.
    >
    > Orginal patch by Miika Pekkarinen, ported forward from 2.5 by me.
    >
    > Patch says 2.6.3-rc1, but patches cleanly on 2.6.3.
    >
    > Markus

    Some quick comments:
    * Network changes gets discussed on netdev@oss.sgi.com
    * 64 bit values are not atomic on 32 bit architectures
    * wider values in /proc output risks breaking apps like ifconfig and netstat
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