Subject: Re: tcpdump(8) file format on 64bit arch
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 06/12/2000 01:01:18
> > 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?
I'm not 100% sure either. it was not me who did this part...
itojun, one of firstname.lastname@example.org