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Date:   Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:16:41 +0000
From:   Vladimir Oltean <>
To:     Heiner Kallweit <>
CC:     "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        Christian Eggers <>,
        Kurt Kanzenbach <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 01/13] net: dsa: add plumbing for custom netdev

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 02:02:46PM +0200, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
> Wouldn't a simple unsigned long (like in struct net_device_stats) be
> sufficient here? This would make handling the counter much simpler.
> And as far as I understand we talk about a packet counter that is
> touched in certain scenarios only.

I don't understand, in what sense 'sufficient'? This counter is exported
to ethtool which works with u64 values, how would an unsigned long,
which is u32 on 32-bit systems, help?

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