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Date:   Tue, 8 Sep 2020 13:17:41 +0200
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     Michal Kubecek <>
Cc:     "Kevin(Yudong) Yang" <>,
        netdev <>,
        Neal Cardwell <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ethtool,v2] ethtool: add support show/set-time-stamping

On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 12:37 PM Michal Kubecek <> wrote:

> All this sounds as if the actual reason why you want this in ethtool -
> and implemented using existing ioctl - were to provide a workaround for
> your internal company processes which make it way harder to add a small
> utility than to embed essentially the same code into another which has
> been approved already. I understand that company processes sometimes
> work like that (we have a customer who once asked us to patch kernel for
> something that could be easily achieved by setting one sysctl on boot
> becuse it was easier for them to deploy an updated kernel than to edit
> a config file in their image) but I don't think this is a convincing
> argument for upstream code inclusion.

OK, we will carry this internally then.

We are not going to fight against some trivial change.

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