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Date:	Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:40:15 -0400
From:	Willem de Bruijn <>
To:	Richard Cochran <>
Cc:, David Miller <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 7/8] net-timestamp: expand documentation

On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM, Richard Cochran
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 03:39:39PM -0400, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
>> -hwtimetrans is the hardware time stamp transformed so that it
>> +SCM_TSTAMP_HWRAW is the hardware time stamp transformed so that it
>>  corresponds as good as possible to system time. This correlation is
>>  not perfect; as a consequence, sorting packets received via different
>>  NICs by their hwtimetrans may differ from the order in which they were
> While we are at it, I would like to replace this text with something
> like "legacy field, always zero."

Judging from the octeon code, it may be non-zero. Perhaps

"Deprecated field. It is always zero on all but one platform and not
supported for new platform development. Applications should not use
this field."
> Thanks,
> Richard
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