[Bridge] [PATCH] bonding: allow bond in mode balance-alb to work properly in bridge -try4

Jiri Pirko jpirko at redhat.com
Fri Mar 27 00:46:55 PDT 2009

Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 08:38:19AM CET, davem at davemloft.net wrote:
>From: Jiri Pirko <jpirko at redhat.com>
>Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:52:06 +0100
>> (resend, updated changelog, hook moved into skb_bond_should_drop,
>> skb_bond_should_drop ifdefed)
>> Hi all.
>> The problem is described in following bugzilla:
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487763
> ...
>> This patch solves the situation in the bonding without touching bridge code,
>> as Patrick suggested. For every incoming frame to bonding it searches the
>> destination address in slaves list and if any of slave addresses matches, it
>> rewrites the address in frame by the adress of bonding master. This ensures that
>> all frames comming thru the bonding in alb mode have the same address.
>> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jpirko at redhat.com>
>I don't like the hook, but if that's how it's best done....

Yes I agree with you, but I thing that for now it's the best way to do this. I
picked this solution out of 3 that I had in mind and this is the lesser evil :)
If anyone have any other solution please speak up.

>Patrick, please review this.

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