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Date:	Tue, 28 Dec 2010 04:37:00 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Hans Ulli Kroll <>
Cc:	Michał Mirosław <>,,,
	Christoph Biedl <>
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 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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