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Date:   Fri, 10 May 2019 15:53:29 -0700
From:   Jay Vosburgh <>
To:     Jarod Wilson <>
cc:, Veaceslav Falico <>,
        Andy Gospodarek <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bonding: fix arp_validate toggling in active-backup mode

Jarod Wilson <> wrote:

>There's currently a problem with toggling arp_validate on and off with an
>active-backup bond. At the moment, you can start up a bond, like so:
>modprobe bonding mode=1 arp_interval=100 arp_validate=0 arp_ip_targets=
>ip link set bond0 down
>echo "ens4f0" > /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/slaves
>echo "ens4f1" > /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/slaves
>ip link set bond0 up
>ip addr add dev bond0
>Pings to work just fine. Now turn on arp_validate:
>echo 1 > /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/arp_validate
>Pings to continue to work just fine. Now when you go to turn
>arp_validate off again, the link falls flat on it's face:
>echo 0 > /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/arp_validate
>[133191.911987] bond0: Setting arp_validate to none (0)
>[133194.257793] bond0: bond_should_notify_peers: slave ens4f0
>[133194.258031] bond0: link status definitely down for interface ens4f0, disabling it
>[133194.259000] bond0: making interface ens4f1 the new active one
>[133197.330130] bond0: link status definitely down for interface ens4f1, disabling it
>[133197.331191] bond0: now running without any active interface!
>The problem lies in bond_options.c, where passing in arp_validate=0
>results in bond->recv_probe getting set to NULL. This flies directly in
>the face of commit 3fe68df97c7f, which says we need to set recv_probe =
>bond_arp_recv, even if we're not using arp_validate. Said commit fixed
>this in bond_option_arp_interval_set, but missed that we can get to that
>same state in bond_option_arp_validate_set as well.
>One solution would be to universally set recv_probe = bond_arp_recv here
>as well, but I don't think bond_option_arp_validate_set has any business
>touching recv_probe at all, and that should be left to the arp_interval
>code, so we can just make things much tidier here.
>Fixes: 3fe68df97c7f ("bonding: always set recv_probe to bond_arp_rcv in arp monitor")

	Is the above Fixes: tag correct?  3fe68df97c7f is not the source
of the erroneous logic being removed, which was introduced by

commit 29c4948293bfc426e52a921f4259eb3676961e81
Author: <>
Date:   Thu Dec 12 14:10:38 2013 -0800

    bonding: add arp_validate netlink support

	Regardless of which Fixes: is correct, the patch itself looks
fine to me:

Signed-off-by: Jay Vosburgh <>


>CC: Jay Vosburgh <>
>CC: Veaceslav Falico <>
>CC: Andy Gospodarek <>
>CC: "David S. Miller" <>
>Signed-off-by: Jarod Wilson <>
> drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c | 7 -------
> 1 file changed, 7 deletions(-)
>diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
>index da1fc17295d9..b996967af8d9 100644
>--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
>+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
>@@ -1098,13 +1098,6 @@ static int bond_option_arp_validate_set(struct bonding *bond,
> {
> 	netdev_dbg(bond->dev, "Setting arp_validate to %s (%llu)\n",
> 		   newval->string, newval->value);
>-	if (bond->dev->flags & IFF_UP) {
>-		if (!newval->value)
>-			bond->recv_probe = NULL;
>-		else if (bond->params.arp_interval)
>-			bond->recv_probe = bond_arp_rcv;
>-	}
> 	bond->params.arp_validate = newval->value;
> 	return 0;

	-Jay Vosburgh,

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