Re: [PATCH - RFC] [1/5] 64-bit network statistics - generic net

From: Ben Greear (
Date: Sat Jul 05 2003 - 16:46:33 EST

Jeff Sipek wrote:

> Using KB would give us additional 10 bits (making the overflow at 4 TB.) I
> don't really like the idea of using MB, but the underlying idea is the same -
> 20 more bits, making the limit 4 PB.
> What is the consensus on this way of solving the problem?

I guess it could be useful for something like ifconfig, but serious
applications will need more precision and should deal with wraps anyway
(even on 64-bits, in my opinion..why have to fix bugs in 10 years because
we were too lazy to take the 10 minutes to make it right now).


Ben Greear <>       <Ben_Greear AT>
President of Candela Technologies Inc

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