Subject: Re: tcpdump(8) file format on 64bit arch
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 06/11/2000 08:56:55
On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 12:53:41AM +0900, wrote:

 > 	the reason for picking 32bit timeval is, I think, as follows:
 > 	- there are too many existing files with 32bit timeval, and
 > 	- there's no robust way to determine 32bit timeval from 64bit timeval
 > 	  so we can't really read in both

Uh, I don't understand.  Why can't they just add some backword compat
mechanism, change the magic number on the file, etc?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>