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Subject: RE: RE: RE: [virtio] [PATCH requirements 6/7] net-features: Add packet timestamp requirements

> From: Xuan Zhuo <xuanzhuo@linux.alibaba.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 11:31 AM

> > Can you please explain what is a "existing machine"?
> > This is the change in driver device interface.
> > So one needs new driver and device extension anyway.
> The devices that are running now.
> If the change for timestamp is small, then that will be easy for these devices to
> update.
> But the timestamp is so usefull, we want introduce this feature to these devices.
So lets work towards getting the new descriptors more quickly and prioritize it.

> I see your new description, for the existing devices, that will be high risk to
> update. And the new description maybe not be needed for they.

Lets mitigate the risk by working towards making the new descriptors that solves multiple problems.
Otherwise its all double work for all the layers from spec, device, driver and more.

I agree that I got slowed down in last 1.5 months due to personal issues, but I am better now to speed up the new format.

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