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Date:   Sat,  5 Dec 2020 12:22:29 -0500
From:   Jarod Wilson <>
Cc:     Jarod Wilson <>, Ivan Vecera <>,
        Jay Vosburgh <>,
        Veaceslav Falico <>,
        Andy Gospodarek <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Thomas Davis <>,
Subject: [PATCH net v4] bonding: fix feature flag setting at init time

Don't try to adjust XFRM support flags if the bond device isn't yet
registered. Bad things can currently happen when netdev_change_features()
is called without having wanted_features fully filled in yet. This code
runs both on post-module-load mode changes, as well as at module init
time, and when run at module init time, it is before register_netdevice()
has been called and filled in wanted_features. The empty wanted_features
led to features also getting emptied out, which was definitely not the
intended behavior, so prevent that from happening.

Originally, I'd hoped to stop adjusting wanted_features at all in the
bonding driver, as it's documented as being something only the network
core should touch, but we actually do need to do this to properly update
both the features and wanted_features fields when changing the bond type,
or we get to a situation where ethtool sees:

    esp-hw-offload: off [requested on]

I do think we should be using netdev_update_features instead of
netdev_change_features here though, so we only send notifiers when the
features actually changed.

Fixes: a3b658cfb664 ("bonding: allow xfrm offload setup post-module-load")
Reported-by: Ivan Vecera <>
Suggested-by: Ivan Vecera <>
Cc: Jay Vosburgh <>
Cc: Veaceslav Falico <>
Cc: Andy Gospodarek <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>
Cc: Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc: Thomas Davis <>
Signed-off-by: Jarod Wilson <>
v2: rework based on further testing and suggestions from ivecera
v3: add helper function, remove goto
v4: drop hunk not directly related to fix, clean up ifdeffery

 drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c | 22 +++++++++++++++-------
 include/net/bonding.h              |  2 --
 2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
index 9abfaae1c6f7..a4e4e15f574d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
@@ -745,6 +745,19 @@ const struct bond_option *bond_opt_get(unsigned int option)
 	return &bond_opts[option];
+static void bond_set_xfrm_features(struct net_device *bond_dev, u64 mode)
+		return;
+		bond_dev->wanted_features |= BOND_XFRM_FEATURES;
+	else
+		bond_dev->wanted_features &= ~BOND_XFRM_FEATURES;
+	netdev_update_features(bond_dev);
 static int bond_option_mode_set(struct bonding *bond,
 				const struct bond_opt_value *newval)
@@ -767,13 +780,8 @@ static int bond_option_mode_set(struct bonding *bond,
 	if (newval->value == BOND_MODE_ALB)
 		bond->params.tlb_dynamic_lb = 1;
-	if (newval->value == BOND_MODE_ACTIVEBACKUP)
-		bond->dev->wanted_features |= BOND_XFRM_FEATURES;
-	else
-		bond->dev->wanted_features &= ~BOND_XFRM_FEATURES;
-	netdev_change_features(bond->dev);
+	if (bond->dev->reg_state == NETREG_REGISTERED)
+		bond_set_xfrm_features(bond->dev, newval->value);
 	/* don't cache arp_validate between modes */
 	bond->params.arp_validate = BOND_ARP_VALIDATE_NONE;
diff --git a/include/net/bonding.h b/include/net/bonding.h
index d9d0ff3b0ad3..adc3da776970 100644
--- a/include/net/bonding.h
+++ b/include/net/bonding.h
@@ -86,10 +86,8 @@
 #define bond_for_each_slave_rcu(bond, pos, iter) \
 	netdev_for_each_lower_private_rcu((bond)->dev, pos, iter)
 extern atomic_t netpoll_block_tx;

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