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Date:   Sun, 6 Mar 2022 08:53:08 -0800
From:   Richard Cochran <>
To:     Gerhard Engleder <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH net-next 0/6] ptp: Support hardware clocks with
 additional free running time

On Sun, Mar 06, 2022 at 08:49:41AM -0800, Richard Cochran wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 06, 2022 at 09:56:52AM +0100, Gerhard Engleder wrote:
> > If hardware would support a free running time additionally to the
> > physical clock, then the physical clock does not need to be forced to
> > free running. Thus, the physical clocks can still be synchronized while
> > vclocks are in use.
> So... the HW must provide frame time stamps using the one clock and
> ancillary operations using the other, right?

Looking at your tsnep driver, the requirement is that the HW provide
each frame with TWO time stamps, one from each clock.

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