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Date:   Mon, 28 Dec 2020 11:11:45 +0100
From:   Jiri Pirko <>
To:     Jarod Wilson <>
Cc:, Jay Vosburgh <>,
        Veaceslav Falico <>,
        Andy Gospodarek <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Thomas Davis <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH net-next] bonding: add a vlan+srcmac tx hashing option

Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 08:30:33PM CET, wrote:
>This comes from an end-user request, where they're running multiple VMs on
>hosts with bonded interfaces connected to some interest switch topologies,
>where 802.3ad isn't an option. They're currently running a proprietary
>solution that effectively achieves load-balancing of VMs and bandwidth
>utilization improvements with a similar form of transmission algorithm.
>Basically, each VM has it's own vlan, so it always sends its traffic out
>the same interface, unless that interface fails. Traffic gets split
>between the interfaces, maintaining a consistent path, with failover still
>available if an interface goes down.
>This has been rudimetarily tested to provide similar results, suitable for
>them to use to move off their current proprietary solution.
>Still on the TODO list, if these even looks sane to begin with, is
>fleshing out Documentation/networking/bonding.rst.

Jarod, did you consider using team driver instead ? :)

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