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Subject[PATCH] bonding: fix multiple module load problem
Some users still load bond module multiple times to create bonding
devices. This accidentally was broken by a later patch about
the time sysfs was fixed. According to Jay, it was broken
commit b8a9787eddb0e4665f31dd1d64584732b2b5d051
Author: Jay Vosburgh <>
Date: Fri Jun 13 18:12:04 2008 -0700

bonding: Allow setting max_bonds to zero

Note: sysfs and procfs still produce WARN() messages when this is done
so the sysfs method is the recommended API.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>

Since 2.6.30 is now out this needs to goto the first stable

--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_sysfs.c 2009-06-09 10:07:29.618979856 -0700
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_sysfs.c 2009-06-09 10:18:04.039973238 -0700
@@ -1538,6 +1538,7 @@ int bond_create_sysfs(void)
"network device named %s already exists in sysfs",;
+ ret = 0;

return ret;

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