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Date:	Sun, 23 Sep 2007 09:55:34 +0200
From:	Moni Shoua <>
To:	Roland Dreier <>
CC:	Moni Shoua <>,,
	Jay Vosburgh <>,
	OpenFabrics General <>
Subject: Re: [ofa-general] Re: [PATCH V5 2/11] IB/ipoib: Notify the world
 before	doing unregister

Roland Dreier wrote:
>  > +		ipoib_slave_detach(cpriv->dev);
>  >  		unregister_netdev(cpriv->dev);
> Maybe you already answered this before, but I'm still not clear why
> this notifier call can't just be added to the start of
> unregister_netdevice(), so we can avoid having driver needing to know
> anything about bonding internals?
>  - R.

The action in bonding to a detach of slave is to unregister the master (see patch 10).
This can't be done from the context of unregister_netdevice itself (it is protected by rtnl_lock).

That's why I had to notify the detach before unregister begins.

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