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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] [RFC] packet: experimental support for 64-bit timestamps
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 05:19:25PM CET, wrote:
>I tried to figure out what it would take to do a version 4 mmap packet
>socket interface to completely avoid the y2106 overflow problem. This is
>what I came up with, reusing most of the v3 code, except for the parts
>where we access the timestamps.
>For kselftest, I'm adding support for testing v4 in addition to v1-v3,
>but the test currently does not look at the timestamps, so it won't
>check that the timestamp format actually works as intended, only that
>I didn't break the parts that worked in the v3 selftest.
>Overall, this is more of a mess than I expected, so it's probably not
>worth doing a v4 format just for the timestamp, but the patch can serve
>as a reference for anyone that needs a new format for other reasons and
>fixes this along with the other changes.
>Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>


>@@ -250,7 +269,8 @@ struct tpacket_block_desc {
> enum tpacket_versions {

I wonder with how many versions are we going to eventually end up with :O

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