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Subject[PATCH 4.9 118/171] bonding: ratelimit failed speed/duplex update warning
4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


[ Upstream commit 11e9d7829dd08dbafb24517fe922f11c3a8a9dc2 ]

bond_miimon_commit() handles the UP transition for each slave of a bond
in the case of MII. It is triggered 10 times per second for the default
MII Polling interval of 100ms. For device drivers that do not implement
__ethtool_get_link_ksettings() the call to bond_update_speed_duplex()
fails persistently while the MII status could remain UP. That is, in
this and other cases where the speed/duplex update keeps failing over a
longer period of time while the MII state is UP, a warning is printed
every MII polling interval.

To address these excessive warnings net_ratelimit() should be used.
Printing a warning once would not be sufficient since the call to
bond_update_speed_duplex() could recover to succeed and fail again
later. In that case there would be no new indication what went wrong.

Fixes: b5bf0f5b16b9c (bonding: correctly update link status during mii-commit phase)
Signed-off-by: Andreas Born <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c | 7 ++++---
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
index b1ea29d8ad1a..389d1db69a32 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
@@ -2132,9 +2132,10 @@ static void bond_miimon_commit(struct bonding *bond)
if (bond_update_speed_duplex(slave) &&
bond_needs_speed_duplex(bond)) {
slave->link = BOND_LINK_DOWN;
- netdev_warn(bond->dev,
- "failed to get link speed/duplex for %s\n",
- slave->dev->name);
+ if (net_ratelimit())
+ netdev_warn(bond->dev,
+ "failed to get link speed/duplex for %s\n",
+ slave->dev->name);
bond_set_slave_link_state(slave, BOND_LINK_UP,

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