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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
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 13:17:41 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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.

      reply	other threads:[~2020-09-08 13:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-03 14:07 Kevin(Yudong) Yang
2020-09-07 12:53 ` Michal Kubecek
2020-09-07 16:56   ` Eric Dumazet
2020-09-07 21:25     ` Michal Kubecek
2020-09-08  5:35       ` Eric Dumazet
2020-09-08 10:37         ` Michal Kubecek
2020-09-08 11:17           ` Eric Dumazet [this message]

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