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Date:	Sat, 1 Sep 2007 23:19:04 +0300
From:	"Or Gerlitz" <>
Cc:	"Moni Shoua" <>,,
Subject: Re: [ofa-general] [PATCH V4 0/10] net/bonding: ADD IPoIB support for the bonding driver

On 8/20/07, Moni Shoua <> wrote:
> This patch series is the fourth version (see below link to V3) of the
> suggested changes to the bonding driver so it would be able to support
> non ARPHRD_ETHER netdevices for its High-Availability (active-backup) mode.
> The motivation is to enable the bonding driver on its HA mode to work with
> the IP over Infiniband (IPoIB) driver. With these patches I was able to enslave
> IPoIB netdevices and run TCP, UDP, IP (UDP) Multicast and ICMP traffic with
> fail-over and fail-back working fine. The working environment was the net-2.6 git.
> This series also includes patches to the IPoIB driver that fix some fix
> some neighboring related issues.
> Major changes from the previous version:
> 1) Addressing the issue of safety when unloading the IPoIB module before
> the bonding module
> 2) style changes
> Links to earlier discussion:
> 1. A discussion in netdev about bonding support for IPoIB.
> 2. A discussion in openfabrics regarding changes in the IPoIB that
> enable using it as a slave for bonding.

Roland, Jay, Dave

These patches hang around for about a year now where the V4 took care
of the open issues pointed during the review process. Aiming for
2.6.24, the merge window becomes close, can you provide your take


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