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Date:   Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:38:23 -0700
From:   Jay Vosburgh <>
To:     Thomas Falcon <>
        Veaceslav Falico <>,
        Andy Gospodarek <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/bonding: Do not transition down slave after speed/duplex check

Thomas Falcon <> wrote:

>The following behavior has been observed when testing logical partition
>migration of LACP-bonded VNIC devices in a PowerVM pseries environment.
>1. When performing the migration, the bond master detects that a slave has
>   lost its link, deactivates the LACP port, and sets the port's
>   is_enabled flag to false.
>2. The slave device then updates it's carrier state to off while it resets
>   itself. This update triggers a NETDEV_CHANGE notification, which performs
>   a speed and duplex update. The device does not return a valid speed
>   and duplex, so the master sets the slave link state to BOND_LINK_FAIL.
>3. When the slave VNIC device(s) are active again, some operations, such
>   as setting the port's is_enabled flag, are not performed when transitioning
>   the link state back to BOND_LINK_UP from BOND_LINK_FAIL, though the state
>   prior to the speed check was BOND_LINK_DOWN.

	Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly, in regards to
"the state prior to the speed check was BOND_LINK_DOWN," do you mean
that during step 1, the slave link is set to BOND_LINK_DOWN, and then in
step 2 changed from _DOWN to _FAIL?

>Affected devices are therefore not utilized in the aggregation though they
>are operational. The simplest way to fix this seems to be to restrict the
>link state change to devices that are currently up and running.

	This sounds similar to an issue from last fall; can you confirm
that you're running with a kernel that includes:

1899bb325149 bonding: fix state transition issue in link monitoring


>CC: Jay Vosburgh <>
>CC: Veaceslav Falico <>
>CC: Andy Gospodarek <>
>Signed-off-by: Thomas Falcon <>
> drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
>index 2e70e43c5df5..d840da7cd379 100644
>--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
>+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
>@@ -3175,7 +3175,8 @@ static int bond_slave_netdev_event(unsigned long event,
> 		 * speeds/duplex are available.
> 		 */
> 		if (bond_update_speed_duplex(slave) &&
>-		    BOND_MODE(bond) == BOND_MODE_8023AD) {
>+		    BOND_MODE(bond) == BOND_MODE_8023AD &&
>+		    slave->link == BOND_LINK_UP) {
> 			if (slave->last_link_up)
> 				slave->link = BOND_LINK_FAIL;
> 			else

	-Jay Vosburgh,

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