Commit 38d2f38b authored by Stephen Hemminger's avatar Stephen Hemminger Committed by David S. Miller
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bonding: handle case of device named bonding_master

If device already exists named bonding_masters, then fail. This is a wierd
corner case only a QA group could love.
Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Hemminger <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 0599ad53
......@@ -1437,8 +1437,16 @@ int bond_create_sysfs(void)
* configure multiple bonding devices.
if (ret == -EEXIST) {
netdev_class = NULL;
return 0;
/* Is someone being kinky and naming a device bonding_master? */
if (__dev_get_by_name(&init_net,
"network device named %s already exists in sysfs",;
else {
netdev_class = NULL;
return 0;
return ret;
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