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Date:	Mon, 8 Mar 2010 22:35:10 +0100
From:	Jiri Pirko <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [net-next-2.6 PATCH] bonding: refuse to change bond type if it's

Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 09:16:32PM CET, wrote:
>From: Stephen Hemminger <>
>Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:24:48 -0800
>> On Mon, 8 Mar 2010 18:54:06 +0100
>> Jiri Pirko <> wrote:
>>> It's not desirable to be able to change the type of net_device in bond device if
>>> it's in use by bridge, or vlan, or so. At the moment, there is possible for
>>> example to have INFINIBAND bond type in bridge (by adding bond with eth type to
>>> a bridge first and then enslave INFINIBAND device).
>> Rather than building lots of back pointer dependencies, why not
>> have another netdevice notifier that allows other subsystems to
>> see the type change and reject it if they care? That way the code
>> would be more modular and expandable.

Fair enough, I will rework this.

Thanks a lot guys for looking at this.

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