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Date:	Mon, 26 Dec 2011 13:19:15 +0100
From:	Nicolas de Pesloüan 
Cc:	Nicolas de Pesloüan 
	<>, Jay Vosburgh <>,
	Andy Gospodarek <>
Subject: [PATCH] bonding: document undocumented active_slave sysfs entry.

Signed-off-by: Nicolas de Pesloüan <>
cc: Jay Vosburgh <>
cc: Andy Gospodarek <>

 Documentation/networking/bonding.txt |   14 ++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index 91df678..83b44c2 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -196,6 +196,20 @@ or, for backwards compatibility, the option value.  E.g.,
 	The parameters are as follows:
+	Specifies the active slave for modes that support it (active-backup,
+	balance-alb and balance-tlb). The possible values are one of the
+	currently enslaved slaves. The selected slave must be up and the
+	underlying link must be up too.
+	Note that this is only available through the sysfs interface. No module
+	parameter by that name exists.
+	The default value is empty (no active slave). It will automatically be
+	set every time an active slave is selected by normal bonding operation.
+	The current active slave can be read from this sysfs entry.
 	Specifies the 802.3ad aggregation selection logic to use.  The

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