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Date:	Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:24:00 -0700
From:	Jay Vosburgh <>
To:	"Chris Friesen" <>
Subject: Re: [Bonding-devel] quick help with bonding? 

Chris Friesen <> wrote:

>Could someone either point me to the bonding high level design document 
>(couldn't find one at the sourceforge project page) or else give me a 
>quick overview of the code path followed by an incoming packet when 
>bonding is involved?

	There really isn't a high level design document.

	The input path goes from the driver, which (probably) calls
netif_receive_skb.  That function does its processing whatnot, the only
special step for bonding is the processing done by skb_bond() which
assigns the packet to the bonding device.  In the current mainline,
skb_bond() also does some stuff to drop traffic on inactive slaves as
the like.

	After that, the packet follows the regular input path in


	-Jay Vosburgh, IBM Linux Technology Center,
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