Re: Problem with frame time stamping

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Tue Nov 13 2007 - 05:55:46 EST

Antoine Zen-Ruffinen a écrit :
This is exactly my problem : The driver of the network card I am using
(see do the minimum in the hardware interrupt
(not filling skb->tstamp). Then netif_rx() is called later using a
tasklet (also not filling skb->tstamp). As it seem to me (maybe I am
wrong, if so please tell), the elapse time between the actual frame
arrival and the time where netif_rx() do net_timestamp(skb) is not
predicable !?

Else, I would like to thank you to spend time helping me.

A tasklet could process the skb much later than corresponding IRQ, depending on various things
(other tasks/softirqs on system with higher priorities). So yes, it is not predictable at all.

Usually it doesnt matter, but if your business depends on precise tstamps,
then just do skb->tstamp = ktime_get_real(); in IRQ handler (but it will slow it a bit,
depending on how fast is ktime_get_real() on the target machine)
netif_rx() wont overwrite it.

skb = dev_alloc_skb(desc.size + NET_IP_ALIGN);
if (!skb)
skb->tstamp = ktime_get_real(); /* do it before other copies */
skb_reserve(skb, NET_IP_ALIGN);
skb_put(skb, desc.size);
memcpy(skb->data, entry->data_addr, desc.size);


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