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Date:   Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:35:32 +0100
From:   Richard Cochran <>
To:     Ezequiel Lara Gomez <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Enable tx timestamping on loopback and dummy

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 08:39:03PM +0000, Ezequiel Lara Gomez wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 05:30:00PM +0100, Richard Cochran wrote:
> > And while you are at it, explain why #1 is needed.
> Certainly - 2 (and 3) come from suggestions 
> (I'm mostly following through ), 
> so as suggested I've broken them into a separate patch, being
> styling related only (at least according to that script output).
> The intent behind 1 is helping developing code that does TX timestamping
> - I lost a good chunk of time toying with it until I realised
> could not do TX timestamping because lo did not implement it.

IMHO this is not a very convincing reason, but I won't object if
others agree with this change.

In any case, the motivation belongs in the commit message...


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