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Date:	Wed, 4 Mar 2009 07:20:30 +0300
From:	Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@...il.com>
To:	Brian Haley <brian.haley@...com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Vladislav Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@...com>,
	Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@...cle.com>,
	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>, Valdis.Kletnieks@...edu,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...k.pl>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	bonding-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net,
	"J.A. Magallón" <jamagallon@....com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Jay Vosburgh <fubar@...ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Bonding: fix IPv6 module requirement regression

On 4 марта 2009 05:37:10 Brian Haley wrote:
> These patches fix the Bonding module's requirement to have the IPv6
> module loaded and configured by creating a new "disable" module
> parameter value for ipv6.ko.  This allows users who do not want any
> IPv6 addresses or sockets to be created to disable IPv6 support,
> while still loading the module and making it's symbols available. 
> This can be specified in /etc/modprobe.conf (or similar) with
> "options ipv6 disable=1".
>

While this is definitely the right approach, it requires completely new 
infrastructure to disable IPv6 (including resolving update issues). So I 
guess this is post-2.6.29 material.




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