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From: Johannes Berg <>
To: Ben Greear <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH-v3 1/2] wireless: Support assoc-at-ms timer in sta-info
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:46:40 +0200
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On Fri, 2019-06-14 at 08:14 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> So, maybe I return instead the elapsed time in the netlink API instead of a
> timestamp.  I think that will give me the value that I am looking for,
> and I can still print out the 'real' time in iw so any tools reading that
> output and do some simple math and figure out the 'real' associated-at time.

I don't think that's good. There's a delay between filling the message
and then processing it in userspace. We had this in the scan code and
learned that was full of races.

The better thing is to use CLOCK_BOOTTIME nanoseconds, and then
userspace can use clock_gettime() to get the current time etc. and then
do whatever calculations it needs. If it wants to print the realtime
timestamp, it could even calculate that (with some jitter) by doing
clock_gettime() on both realtime and boottime clocks...


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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-04-15 17:21 greearb
2019-04-15 17:21 ` [PATCH-v3 2/2] mac80211: add assoc-at-ms support greearb
2019-06-12 22:53   ` Ben Greear
2019-06-14 13:38 ` [PATCH-v3 1/2] wireless: Support assoc-at-ms timer in sta-info Johannes Berg
2019-06-14 14:46   ` Ben Greear
2019-06-14 14:56     ` Johannes Berg
2019-06-14 15:14       ` Ben Greear
2019-06-14 18:46         ` Johannes Berg [this message]

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