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SubjectRe: [Bonding-devel] BUG: bonding module can only be loaded once
Jay Vosburgh wrote:
> Patrick McHardy <> wrote:
>> I'd expect its not the distros, but rather the applicances which might
>> still be using this. I know a vendor I used to work for a couple of
>> years ago just recently made the switch from 2.6.16 to a current kernel,
>> and I'd expect that they are still using this (I can find out tommorrow
>> if you want to know for sure). Vyatta likewise, I guess.
> Yes, I'd like to know for sure; thanks.

I'll let you know.

>>> If nobody has any heartburn at dropping support for multiple
>>> bonding instances on old distros, I'm as happy as anybody to remove all
>>> of the multiple load logic from bonding. There's been plenty of time
>>> for transitioning from "multiple load" to sysfs.
>> In my opinion it would need a feature-removal-schedule announcement.
> Yah, probably. The multiple load stuff was working fine as of,
> oh, a year or two ago, so I wasn't worried so much about getting rid of
> it. If it's causing problems, though, it's time for it to go (or be
> scheduled to go in the not too distant future). Can't keep driving that
> Ford Pinto forever.

Well, if it has been broken for long enough, maybe we don't need
a feature-removal-schedule warning.

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