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Date:	Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:06:26 +0200
From:	Florian Westphal <>
To:	Cong Wang <>
Cc:	Francesco Ruggeri <>,
	netdev <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Weilong Chen <>,
	Florian Westphal <>
Subject: Re: Cannot move macvlan interface on top of bonding device

Cong Wang <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Francesco Ruggeri <> wrote:
> > This used to work in older releases.
> > The problem seems to be that commit f939981492 sets NETIF_F_NETNS_LOCAL
> > on bonding interfaces, and commit 797f87f83 causes macvlan interfaces
> > to inherit its features from the lower device.
> >
> > Is there a reason why NETIF_F_NETNS_LOCAL should be inherited from the
> > lower device
> > by macvlan interfaces?
> commit 797f87f83 looks wrong, it should not inherit NETIF_F_NETNS_LOCAL,
> so just clear this flag. Please submit a patch.

Under which conditions would NETIF_F_NETNS_LOCAL have to be inherited?
(i.e., why is it inheritable in the first place?)
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