lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Tue, 1 May 2007 15:45:31 +0200
From:	Robert Schwebel <>
To:	Stefan Roese <>
	Marc Kleine-Budde <>,
	Jan Kiszka <>
Subject: Re: IEEE1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) driver for AMCC 405EZ

On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 04:41:32PM +0200, Stefan Roese wrote:
> I'm in the stage of integrating an IEEE1588 PTP driver for the AMCC 405EZ PPC 
> and looking for the correct location to place this driver in the Linux source 
> tree. The driver is a character-driver that enables the user space 
> applications to configure the time stamping unit and to read/write the 
> timestamps.

Could you elaborate your overall concept for this class of drivers? I
assume it makes no sense to write an IEEE1588 driver especially for the
AMCC chip, because there will probably be a need to support it on any
capable hardware; for example the netX has 1588 support for precise
timestamping as well and so do others.

I'd prefer to discuss the needed functionality first, then find a common
set of lowlevel APIs and move most of the IEEE1588 related stuff into
userspace. It might also be a good idea to involve the RTnet in this

> Is "drivers/net/ptp" or "drivers/net/ieee1588" a good solution? Or
> should it go to "drivers/char/ptp" because of the chrdev nature of the
> driver?

Please start with discussing the concept, not the names. It might end
being a part of the network drivers, without any special directory.

 Dipl.-Ing. Robert Schwebel |
 Pengutronix - Linux Solutions for Science and Industry
   Handelsregister:  Amtsgericht Hildesheim, HRA 2686
     Hannoversche Str. 2, 31134 Hildesheim, Germany
   Phone: +49-5121-206917-0 |  Fax: +49-5121-206917-9

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at

Powered by blists - more mailing lists