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SubjectRe: 2.6.29 regression? Bonding tied to IPV6 in 29-rc5
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On 17 of February 2009 20:01:38 Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> Forward to bonding and netdev
>
> On 17 of February 2009 11:52:32 J.A. Magallón wrote:
> > Hi all...
> >
> > Don't know if this is specific for -rc5, I have jumped from 28.4 to
> > 29-rc5. In this latest kernel, I can not install 'bonding' module
> > if 'ipv6' is disabled to load via modprobe.conf:
> >
> > install ipv6 /bin/true
> >
> > Trying bonding gives this dmesg:
> >
> > bonding: Unknown symbol ndisc_build_skb
> > bonding: Unknown symbol in6_dev_finish_destroy
> > bonding: Unknown symbol ndisc_send_skb
> > bonding: Unknown symbol unregister_inet6addr_notifier
> > bonding: Unknown symbol register_inet6addr_notifier
> >
> > Commenting the line in modprobe.conf makes things smooth again.
> > We can not disable ipv6 anymore ?
>
> If IPv6 is disable in kernel config bonding loads. But I think it is
> regression, it should be possible to disable IPv6 if not required.

This hard dependency was apparently introduced by this commit:

commit 305d552accae6afb859c493ebc7d98ca3371dae2
Author: Brian Haley <brian.haley@hp.com>
Date: Tue Nov 4 17:51:14 2008 -0800

bonding: send IPv6 neighbor advertisement on failover

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