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authorDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-04-11 21:53:53 (GMT)
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-04-11 21:53:53 (GMT)
commit871039f02f8ec4ab2e5e9010718caa8e085786f1 (patch)
treef0d2b3127fc48c862967d68c46c2d46668137515 /Documentation/networking
parente4077e018b5ead3de9951fc01d8bf12eeeeeefed (diff)
parent4a1032faac94ebbf647460ae3e06fc21146eb280 (diff)
Merge branch 'master' of master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6
Conflicts: drivers/net/stmmac/stmmac_main.c drivers/net/wireless/wl12xx/wl1271_cmd.c drivers/net/wireless/wl12xx/wl1271_main.c drivers/net/wireless/wl12xx/wl1271_spi.c net/core/ethtool.c net/mac80211/scan.c
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/networking')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/timestamping.txt76
1 files changed, 46 insertions, 30 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/timestamping.txt b/Documentation/networking/timestamping.txt
index 0e58b45..e8c8f4f 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/timestamping.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/timestamping.txt
@@ -41,11 +41,12 @@ SOF_TIMESTAMPING_SOFTWARE: return system time stamp generated in
SOF_TIMESTAMPING_TX/RX determine how time stamps are generated.
SOF_TIMESTAMPING_RAW/SYS determine how they are reported in the
following control message:
- struct scm_timestamping {
- struct timespec systime;
- struct timespec hwtimetrans;
- struct timespec hwtimeraw;
- };
+
+struct scm_timestamping {
+ struct timespec systime;
+ struct timespec hwtimetrans;
+ struct timespec hwtimeraw;
+};
recvmsg() can be used to get this control message for regular incoming
packets. For send time stamps the outgoing packet is looped back to
@@ -87,12 +88,13 @@ by the network device and will be empty without that support.
SIOCSHWTSTAMP:
Hardware time stamping must also be initialized for each device driver
-that is expected to do hardware time stamping. The parameter is:
+that is expected to do hardware time stamping. The parameter is defined in
+/include/linux/net_tstamp.h as:
struct hwtstamp_config {
- int flags; /* no flags defined right now, must be zero */
- int tx_type; /* HWTSTAMP_TX_* */
- int rx_filter; /* HWTSTAMP_FILTER_* */
+ int flags; /* no flags defined right now, must be zero */
+ int tx_type; /* HWTSTAMP_TX_* */
+ int rx_filter; /* HWTSTAMP_FILTER_* */
};
Desired behavior is passed into the kernel and to a specific device by
@@ -139,42 +141,56 @@ enum {
/* time stamp any incoming packet */
HWTSTAMP_FILTER_ALL,
- /* return value: time stamp all packets requested plus some others */
- HWTSTAMP_FILTER_SOME,
+ /* return value: time stamp all packets requested plus some others */
+ HWTSTAMP_FILTER_SOME,
/* PTP v1, UDP, any kind of event packet */
HWTSTAMP_FILTER_PTP_V1_L4_EVENT,
- ...
+ /* for the complete list of values, please check
+ * the include file /include/linux/net_tstamp.h
+ */
};
DEVICE IMPLEMENTATION
A driver which supports hardware time stamping must support the
-SIOCSHWTSTAMP ioctl. Time stamps for received packets must be stored
-in the skb with skb_hwtstamp_set().
+SIOCSHWTSTAMP ioctl and update the supplied struct hwtstamp_config with
+the actual values as described in the section on SIOCSHWTSTAMP.
+
+Time stamps for received packets must be stored in the skb. To get a pointer
+to the shared time stamp structure of the skb call skb_hwtstamps(). Then
+set the time stamps in the structure:
+
+struct skb_shared_hwtstamps {
+ /* hardware time stamp transformed into duration
+ * since arbitrary point in time
+ */
+ ktime_t hwtstamp;
+ ktime_t syststamp; /* hwtstamp transformed to system time base */
+};
Time stamps for outgoing packets are to be generated as follows:
-- In hard_start_xmit(), check if skb_hwtstamp_check_tx_hardware()
- returns non-zero. If yes, then the driver is expected
- to do hardware time stamping.
+- In hard_start_xmit(), check if skb_tx(skb)->hardware is set no-zero.
+ If yes, then the driver is expected to do hardware time stamping.
- If this is possible for the skb and requested, then declare
- that the driver is doing the time stamping by calling
- skb_hwtstamp_tx_in_progress(). A driver not supporting
- hardware time stamping doesn't do that. A driver must never
- touch sk_buff::tstamp! It is used to store how time stamping
- for an outgoing packets is to be done.
+ that the driver is doing the time stamping by setting the field
+ skb_tx(skb)->in_progress non-zero. You might want to keep a pointer
+ to the associated skb for the next step and not free the skb. A driver
+ not supporting hardware time stamping doesn't do that. A driver must
+ never touch sk_buff::tstamp! It is used to store software generated
+ time stamps by the network subsystem.
- As soon as the driver has sent the packet and/or obtained a
hardware time stamp for it, it passes the time stamp back by
calling skb_hwtstamp_tx() with the original skb, the raw
- hardware time stamp and a handle to the device (necessary
- to convert the hardware time stamp to system time). If obtaining
- the hardware time stamp somehow fails, then the driver should
- not fall back to software time stamping. The rationale is that
- this would occur at a later time in the processing pipeline
- than other software time stamping and therefore could lead
- to unexpected deltas between time stamps.
-- If the driver did not call skb_hwtstamp_tx_in_progress(), then
+ hardware time stamp. skb_hwtstamp_tx() clones the original skb and
+ adds the timestamps, therefore the original skb has to be freed now.
+ If obtaining the hardware time stamp somehow fails, then the driver
+ should not fall back to software time stamping. The rationale is that
+ this would occur at a later time in the processing pipeline than other
+ software time stamping and therefore could lead to unexpected deltas
+ between time stamps.
+- If the driver did not call set skb_tx(skb)->in_progress, then
dev_hard_start_xmit() checks whether software time stamping
is wanted as fallback and potentially generates the time stamp.

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