Re: [PATCH] bonding:update speed/duplex for NETDEV_CHANGE

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 16:48:35 EST

On Mon, 2011-10-31 at 13:32 -0700, Jay Vosburgh wrote:
> This particular case arises only during enslavement. The call
> to bond_update_speed_duplex call has failed, but the device is marked by
> bonding to be up. Bonding complains that the device isn't down, but it
> cannot get speed and duplex, and therefore is assuming them to be
> 100/Full.
> The catch is that this happens only for the ARP monitor, because
> it initially presumes a slave to be up regardless of actual carrier
> state (for historical reasons related to very old 10 or 10/100 drivers,
> prior to the introduction of netif_carrier_*).

Right, I gathered that. Is there any reason to use the ARP monitor when
all slaves support link state notification? Maybe the bonding
documentation should recommend miimon in section 7, not just in section


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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