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Date:	Fri, 07 Sep 2007 11:27:49 -0700
From:	Jay Vosburgh <>
To:	Andy Gospodarek <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bonding: update some distro-specific documentation 

Andy Gospodarek <> wrote:

	This all looks fine except for one nit (well, request for extra
detail, really):

>@@ -802,15 +802,20 @@ BROADCAST=
> ONBOOT=yes
>+BONDING_OPTS="mode=balance-alb miimon=100"
> 	Be sure to change the networking specific lines (IPADDR,
> NETMASK, NETWORK and BROADCAST) to match your network configuration.
>+You also need to set the BONDING_OPTS= line to specify the desired
>+options for your bond0 interface.  Specifying bonding options in this
>+way is the preferred method for configuring bonding interfaces.

	Can you add something here that mentions that, for the
arp_ip_target option, it has to be supplied as "arp_ip_target=+"
and not just "arp_ip_target="?  Also, multiple targets require
multiple instances of the arp_ip_target option; it doesn't work to put
multiple IP addresses as in the module option (i.e.,

	This is necessary because ifup-eth isn't adding the "+" when it
translates the option for use with sysfs or parsing the multiple IP
address syntax.


	-Jay Vosburgh, IBM Linux Technology Center,
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