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Date:	Tue, 28 Dec 2010 04:37:00 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Hans Ulli Kroll <ulli.kroll@...glemail.com>
Cc:	Michał Mirosław <mirq-linux@...e.qmqm.pl>,
	gemini-board-dev@...ts.berlios.de, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Christoph Biedl <linux-kernel.bfrz@...chmal.in-ulm.de>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2] Gemini: Gigabit ethernet driver

On Mon, 2010-12-27 at 20:21 +0100, Hans Ulli Kroll wrote:
[...]
> BTW:
> 
> Why u64_stats ?
> I see only a few driver are using u64_stats.
> vlan, br_device and some intel driver 
> no gigabit driver for marvell devices uses u64_stats

All new net drivers should implement 64-bit stats.  net_device_stats is
kept for backward compatibility because we couldn't change all the
existing drivers at once (it's not a simple change for all of them).

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings, Senior Software Engineer, Solarflare Communications
Not speaking for my employer; that's the marketing department's job.
They asked us to note that Solarflare product names are trademarked.

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