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Date:	Fri, 01 Jun 2007 13:38:57 -0700
From:	Jay Vosburgh <fubar@...ibm.com>
To:	"Laurent Chavey" <chavey@...gle.com>
cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@...ox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.21.3] bonding: Fix 802.3ad no carrier on "no partner found" instance 


	Jeff, please apply wherever seems appropriate.  It is a bug fix,
but for a pretty obscure bit of standards compliance.

Signed-off-by: Jay Vosburgh <fubar@...ibm.com>

	-J


Laurent Chavey <chavey@...gle.com> wrote:

>Remove the requirement to have at least one configured partner to
>enable the operation of links. The later is necessary to have the code
>in compliance with section 43.3.9 of IEEE 802.3,
>
>Signed-off-by: Laurent Chavey <chavey@...gle.com>
>--
>
>diff -ru linux-2.6.21.3/drivers/net/bonding/bond_3ad.c
>linux-2.6.21.3.new/drivers/net/bonding/bond_3ad.c
>--- linux-2.6.21.3/drivers/net/bonding/bond_3ad.c       2007-05-24
>14:22:47.000000000 -0700
>+++ linux-2.6.21.3.new/drivers/net/bonding/bond_3ad.c   2007-06-01
>12:41:57.000000000 -0700
>@@ -2303,19 +2303,17 @@
>}
>
>/*
>- * set link state for bonding master: if we have an active partnered
>+ * set link state for bonding master: if we have an active
> * aggregator, we're up, if not, we're down.  Presumes that we cannot
> * have an active aggregator if there are no slaves with link up.
>+ * Code is implementing compliance with section 43.3.9 of IEEE 802.3.
> *
> * Called by bond_set_carrier(). Return zero if carrier state does not
> * change, nonzero if it does.
> */
>int bond_3ad_set_carrier(struct bonding *bond)
>{
>-       struct aggregator *agg;
>-
>-       agg = __get_active_agg(&(SLAVE_AD_INFO(bond->first_slave).aggregator));
>-       if (agg && MAC_ADDRESS_COMPARE(&agg->partner_system, &null_mac_addr)) {
>+       if (__get_active_agg(&(SLAVE_AD_INFO(bond->first_slave).aggregator))) {
>               if (!netif_carrier_ok(bond->dev)) {
>                       netif_carrier_on(bond->dev);
>                       return 1;
>@@ -2468,4 +2466,3 @@
>
>       return ret;
>}
>-
>-
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