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Date:	Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:25:54 +0200
From:	Michal Kubecek <>
To:	Jay Vosburgh <>
Cc:	Flavio Leitner <>,,
	Andy Gospodarek <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bonding: start slaves with link down for ARP monitor

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:21:17PM -0700, Jay Vosburgh wrote:
>       The functional part I'm not sure about yet is if the this will
> cause slave devices with fast autoneg to wait for an ARP monitor cycle
> before going link up according to ARP monitor.
>       I think this may work better if the initial slave state is set
> to whatever netif_carrier_ok() says, instead of unconditionally up or
> down.

This would mean the initial state would be always up for drivers not
supporting netif_carrier_ok(). But as far as I can see, only a few such
drivers are left and they are not very frequent ones. So I agree it will
be less harm to keep starting with up link state for these drivers than
to introduce an unnecessary delay for cards/driver which are fast enough.

I'll send updated version of the patch after I test it.

                                                          Michal Kubecek

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