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Date:	Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:41:07 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	dingtianhong@...wei.com
Cc:	fubar@...ibm.com, vfalico@...hat.com, andy@...yhouse.net,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND net-next] bonding: don't permit slaves to change
 their mtu independently

From: Ding Tianhong <dingtianhong@...wei.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:55:09 +0800

> I have come to a conclusion by testing all modes for mtu changing:
> 
> 1). If the slaves support changing mtu and no need to restart the device,
>     just like virtual nic, the master will not lost any packages for all
>     mode.
> 
> 2). If the slaves support changing mtu and need to restart the device,
>     just like Intel 82599, the AB, 802.3, ALB and TLB mode may lost
>     packages, but other modes could work well.
> 
> The reason is that when the slave's mtu has been changed, the slave's hw will
> restart, if the slave is current active slave, the master may set the
> slave to backup state and reselect a new slave, after the reselect processing,
> the master could work again, but if in load-balance mode, the master could
> select another active slave to send and recv packages.
> 
> So the best way to fix the problem is don't permit slave to change their
> mtu independently.
> 
> Cc: Jay Vosburgh <fubar@...ibm.com>
> Cc: Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...hat.com>
> Cc: Andy Gospodarek <andy@...yhouse.net>
> Signed-off-by: Ding Tianhong <dingtianhong@...wei.com>

Without any review, I'm not applying this patch, sorry.
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