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Date:   Mon, 07 Feb 2022 09:37:45 -0800
From:   Jay Vosburgh <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>
cc:     "Mahesh Bandewar
        (=?UTF-8?B?4KSu4KS54KWH4KS2IOCkrOCkguCkoeClh+CktQ==?=    =?UTF-8?B?4KS+4KSw?=) " 
        <>, Netdev <>,
        Andy Gospodarek <>,
        Veaceslav Falico <>,
        David Miller <>,
        Mahesh Bandewar <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 net-next] bonding: pair enable_port with slave_arr_updates

Jakub Kicinski <> wrote:
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>On Sun, 6 Feb 2022 21:52:11 -0800 Mahesh Bandewar (=E0=A4=AE=E0=A4=B9=E0=
=A5=87=E0=A4=B6 =E0=A4=AC=E0=A4=82=E0=A4=A1=E0=A5=87=E0=A4=B5=E0=A4=BE=E0=
=A4=B0) wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 7:59 PM Jakub Kicinski <> wrote:
>> > Quacks like a fix, no? It's tagged for net-next and no fixes tag,
>> > is there a reason why?=20=20
>> Though this fixes some corner cases, I couldn't find anything obvious
>> that I can report as "fixes" hence decided otherwise. Does that make
>> sense?
>So it's was not introduced in the refactorings which added
>update_slave_arr? If the problem existed forever we can put:
>Fixes: 1da177e4c3f4 ("Linux-2.6.12-rc2")
>it's just an indication how far back the backporting should go.
>For anything older than oldest LTS (4.9) the exact tag probably
>doesn't matter all that much.

	I think the correct Fixes line would be the commit that
introduces the array logic in the first place, which I believe is:

Fixes: ee6377147409 ("bonding: Simplify the xmit function for modes that us=
e xmit_hash")

	This dates to 3.18.


	-Jay Vosburgh,

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