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Date:	Wed, 28 Feb 2007 14:37:49 +0100
From:	John <>
Subject: Re: CLOCK_MONOTONIC datagram timestamps by the kernel

John wrote:

> I know it's possible to have Linux timestamp incoming datagrams as soon
> as they are received, then for one to retrieve this timestamp later with
> an ioctl command or a recvmsg call.

Has it ever been proposed to modify struct skb_timeval to hold 
nanosecond stamps instead of just microsecond stamps? Then make the 
improved precision somehow available to user space.

On a related note, the comment for skb_set_timestamp() states:

  * skb_set_timestamp - set timestamp of a skb
  * @skb: skb to set stamp of
  * @stamp: pointer to struct timeval to get stamp from
  * Timestamps are stored in the skb as offsets to a base timestamp.
  * This function converts a struct timeval to an offset and stores
  * it in the skb.

But there is no mention of an offset in the code:

static inline void skb_set_timestamp(
   struct sk_buff *skb, const struct timeval *stamp)
   skb->tstamp.off_sec  = stamp->tv_sec;
   skb->tstamp.off_usec = stamp->tv_usec;

Likewise for skb_get_timestamp:

  * skb_get_timestamp - get timestamp from a skb
  * @skb: skb to get stamp from
  * @stamp: pointer to struct timeval to store stamp in
  * Timestamps are stored in the skb as offsets to a base timestamp.
  * This function converts the offset back to a struct timeval and stores
  * it in stamp.

static inline void skb_get_timestamp(
   const struct sk_buff *skb, struct timeval *stamp)
   stamp->tv_sec  = skb->tstamp.off_sec;
   stamp->tv_usec = skb->tstamp.off_usec;

Are the comments related to code that has since been modified?

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