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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: bonding: Fix transmit load balancing in balance-alb mode if specified by sysfs
On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Mahesh Bandewar (महेश बंडेवार)
<maheshb@google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 5:39 PM, Mahesh Bandewar (महेश बंडेवार)
> <maheshb@google.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Nikolay Aleksandrov
>> <nikolay@cumulusnetworks.com> wrote:
>>> On 7.09.2017 01:47, Kosuke Tatsukawa wrote:
>>>> Commit cbf5ecb30560 ("net: bonding: Fix transmit load balancing in
>>>> balance-alb mode") tried to fix transmit dynamic load balancing in
>>>> balance-alb mode, which wasn't working after commit 8b426dc54cf4
>>>> ("bonding: remove hardcoded value").
>>>>
>>>> It turned out that my previous patch only fixed the case when
>>>> balance-alb was specified as bonding module parameter, and not when
>>>> balance-alb mode was set using /sys/class/net/*/bonding/mode (the most
>>>> common usage). In the latter case, tlb_dynamic_lb was set up according
>>>> to the default mode of the bonding interface, which happens to be
>>>> balance-rr.
>>>>
>>>> This additional patch addresses this issue by setting up tlb_dynamic_lb
>>>> to 1 if "mode" is set to balance-alb through the sysfs interface.
>>>>
>>>> I didn't add code to change tlb_balance_lb back to the default value for
>>>> other modes, because "mode" is usually set up only once during
>>>> initialization, and it's not worthwhile to change the static variable
>>>> bonding_defaults in bond_main.c to a global variable just for this
>>>> purpose.
>>>>
>>>> Commit 8b426dc54cf4 also changes the value of tlb_dynamic_lb for
>>>> balance-tlb mode if it is set up using the sysfs interface. I didn't
>>>> change that behavior, because the value of tlb_balance_lb can be changed
>>>> using the sysfs interface for balance-tlb, and I didn't like changing
>>>> the default value back and forth for balance-tlb.
>>>>
>>>> As for balance-alb, /sys/class/net/*/bonding/tlb_balance_lb cannot be
>>>> written to. However, I think balance-alb with tlb_dynamic_lb set to 0
>>>> is not an intended usage, so there is little use making it writable at
>>>> this moment.
>>>>
>>>> Fixes: 8b426dc54cf4 ("bonding: remove hardcoded value")
>>
>> This is wrong! I think you are confusing various things here. ALB is
>> different mode from TLB and TLB-dynamic-lb is *only* a special case of
>> TLB. Your earlier patch is also wrong for the same reasons. However,
>> since the default value of tlb_dynamic_lb is set to 0 it's not
>> causing issues for ALB mode otherwise it would break ALB mode.
> I take this back. The default value is 1 so ALB is broken because of
> the referenced change.
>
>> tlb_dynamic_lb has absolutely nothing to do with ALB mode. Please
>> revert the earlier change (cbf5ecb30560).
>>
>> It's not clear to me what you saw as broken, so can't really suggest
>> what really need to be done.
Please scratch all I said.

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