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Date:	Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:44:40 -0800
From:	Laurent Chavey <chavey@...gle.com>
To:	Jay Vosburgh <fubar@...ibm.com>
Cc:	David Strand <dpstrand@...il.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bonding: check for assigned mac before adopting the
 slaves mac address

based on the new code, the behavior of ifenslave works the same.


>-       if (bond->slave_cnt == 0)
>+       if (is_zero_ether_addr(bond->dev->dev_addr))
>-              memcpy(bond->dev->dev_addr, slave_dev->dev_addr,
>-                            slave_dev->addr_len);
> +            bond_sethwaddr(bond, slave_dev);


On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Jay Vosburgh <fubar@...ibm.com> wrote:
> David Strand <dpstrand@...il.com> wrote:
>
>>Restore the check for a missing mac address before adopting the first
>>slaves as it's own. This regression was introduced in:
>>http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.36.y.git;a=commit;h=c20811a79e671a6a1fe86a8c1afe04aca8a7f085
>
>        How exactly is this a regression?  The above referenced patch
> changes the method used to decide if the bonding master needs to have
> it's MAC address set.  The original way was "bonding master's MAC is
> zero," after the above, it's "adding first slave."
>
>        Do you have some use case that manually sets the master's MAC
> address prior to adding any slaves?
>
>        -J
>
>>Signed-off-by: David Strand dpstrand@...il.com
>>---
>>diff -uprN a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
>>--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c  2010-11-24 11:36:58.125640000 -0800
>>+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c  2010-11-24 11:40:58.175640000 -0800
>>@@ -1577,8 +1577,9 @@ int bond_enslave(struct net_device *bond
>>       /* If this is the first slave, then we need to set the master's hardware
>>        * address to be the same as the slave's. */
>>       if (bond->slave_cnt == 0)
>>-              memcpy(bond->dev->dev_addr, slave_dev->dev_addr,
>>-                     slave_dev->addr_len);
>>+              if (is_zero_ether_addr(bond->dev->dev_addr))
>>+                      memcpy(bond->dev->dev_addr, slave_dev->dev_addr,
>>+                             slave_dev->addr_len);
>>
>>
>>       new_slave = kzalloc(sizeof(struct slave), GFP_KERNEL);
>
> ---
>        -Jay Vosburgh, IBM Linux Technology Center, fubar@...ibm.com
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