bonding: unset primary slave via sysfs
authorMilos Vyletel <>
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:59:00 +0000 (09:59 +0000)
committerDavid S. Miller <>
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:43:35 +0000 (15:43 -0500)
When bonding module is loaded with primary parameter and one decides to unset
primary slave using sysfs these settings are not preserved during bond device
restart. Primary slave is only unset once and it's not remembered in
bond->params structure. Below is example of recreation.

 grep OPTS /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0
BONDING_OPTS="mode=active-backup miimon=100 primary=eth01"
 grep "Primary Slave" /proc/net/bonding/bond0
Primary Slave: eth01 (primary_reselect always)

 echo "" > /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/primary
 grep "Primary Slave" /proc/net/bonding/bond0
Primary Slave: None

 sed -i -e 's/primary=eth01//' /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0
 grep OPTS /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond
BONDING_OPTS="mode=active-backup miimon=100 "
 ifdown bond0 && ifup bond0

without patch:
 grep "Primary Slave" /proc/net/bonding/bond0
Primary Slave: eth01 (primary_reselect always)

with patch:
 grep "Primary Slave" /proc/net/bonding/bond0
Primary Slave: None

Reviewed-by: Jiri Pirko <>
Signed-off-by: Milos Vyletel <>
Signed-off-by: Jay Vosburgh <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>

index 1877ed7ca0864ed4adfb614de862ed40dde730bd..1c9e09fbdff8346e99413e0313d03ed401f463e2 100644 (file)
@@ -1053,6 +1053,7 @@ static ssize_t bonding_store_primary(struct device *d,
                pr_info("%s: Setting primary slave to None.\n",
                bond->primary_slave = NULL;
+               memset(bond->params.primary, 0, sizeof(bond->params.primary));
                goto out;