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Date:   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:17:32 +1000
From:   Stephen Mallon <>
To:     Willem de Bruijn <>
CC:     Richard Cochran <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Network Development <>,
        "Stephen Mallon" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] ipv4: Fix updating SOF_TIMESTAMPING_OPT_ID when
 SKBTX_HW_TSTAMP is enabled

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:32:08AM -0400, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:02 AM Richard Cochran
> <> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 10:57:57PM -0400, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> > > It is debatable whether this is a fix or a new feature. It extends
> > > SOF_TIMESTAMPING_OPT_ID to hardware timestamps. I don't think this
> > > would be a stable candidate.
> >
> > Was the original series advertised as SW timestamping only?
> I did not intend to cover hardware timestamps at the time.
> > If so, I missed that at the time.  After seeing it not work, I meant
> > to fix it, but never got around to it.  So to me this is a known
> > issue.
> Understood. I certainly understand that view. I never use hw
> timestamps, so it is a bit of a blind spot for me. If this is a safe
> and predictable change, I don't care strongly about net vs net-next. I
> don't think it meets the bar for stable, but that is not my call.

I've found that SOF_TIMESTAMPING_OPT_ID already works with hardware timestamps
for TCP just not datagram sockets and so I though this was a fix.

> > > More importantly, note that __ip6_append_data has similar logic. For
> > > consistency the two should be updated at the same time.
> >
> > +1
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Richard

Thanks for the feedback, I'll update with __ip6_append_data.

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