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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] sockopt: Rename SO_TIMESTAMP* to SO_TIMESTAMP*_OLD
On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 3:58 AM Deepa Dinamani <deepa.kernel@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> SO_TIMESTAMP, SO_TIMESTAMPNS and SO_TIMESTAMPING options, the
> way they are currently defined, are not y2038 safe.
> Subsequent patches in the series add new y2038 safe versions
> of these options which provide 64 bit timestamps on all
> architectures uniformly.
> Hence, rename existing options with OLD tag suffixes.

Why do the existing interfaces have to be renamed when new interfaces are added?

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