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Date:   Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:34:58 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Christian Eggers <>,
        Willem de Bruijn <>,
        Deepa Dinamani <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: [PATCH 5.4 02/49] socket: dont clear SOCK_TSTAMP_NEW when SO_TIMESTAMPNS is disabled

From: Christian Eggers <>

commit 4e3bbb33e6f36e4b05be1b1b9b02e3dd5aaa3e69 upstream.

SOCK_TSTAMP_NEW (timespec64 instead of timespec) is also used for
hardware time stamps (configured via SO_TIMESTAMPING_NEW).

User space (ptp4l) first configures hardware time stamping via
SO_TIMESTAMPING_NEW which sets SOCK_TSTAMP_NEW. In the next step, ptp4l
disables SO_TIMESTAMPNS(_NEW) (software time stamps), but this must not
switch hardware time stamps back to "32 bit mode".

This problem happens on 32 bit platforms were the libc has already
switched to struct timespec64 (from SO_TIMExxx_OLD to SO_TIMExxx_NEW
socket options). ptp4l complains with "missing timestamp on transmitted
peer delay request" because the wrong format is received (and

Fixes: 887feae36aee ("socket: Add SO_TIMESTAMP[NS]_NEW")
Fixes: 783da70e8396 ("net: add sock_enable_timestamps")
Signed-off-by: Christian Eggers <>
Acked-by: Willem de Bruijn <>
Acked-by: Deepa Dinamani <>
Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 net/core/sock.c |    1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/core/sock.c
+++ b/net/core/sock.c
@@ -923,7 +923,6 @@ set_rcvbuf:
 		} else {
 			sock_reset_flag(sk, SOCK_RCVTSTAMP);
 			sock_reset_flag(sk, SOCK_RCVTSTAMPNS);
-			sock_reset_flag(sk, SOCK_TSTAMP_NEW);

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