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Date:	Thu, 06 Sep 2007 05:56:46 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: af_packet: don't enable global timestamps

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 09:59:58 +0200

> This patch seems the correct fix for this longstanding problem.
> Please note that if wireshark/tcpdump processes really want precise timestamps, 
> they still can ask this by using setsockopt(SO_TIMESTAMP or SO_TIMESTAMPNS) on their private socket.
> (We already know that running a sniffer has a cost anyway)

Agreed, let's give this a try.

I've applied Stephen's patch to net-2.6.24
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