Commit 6b794c1c authored by Mahesh Bandewar's avatar Mahesh Bandewar Committed by David S. Miller

bonding: Do not try to send packets over dead link in TLB mode.

In TLB mode if tlb_dynamic_lb is NOT set, slaves from the bond
group are selected based on the hash distribution. This does not
exclude dead links which are part of the bond. Also if there is a
temporary link event which brings down the interface, packets
hashed on that interface would be dropped too.

This patch fixes these issues and distributes flows across the
UP links only. Also the array construction of links which are
capable of sending packets happen in the control path leaving
only link-selection during the data-path.

One possible side effect of this is - at a link event; all
flows will be shuffled to get good distribution. But impact of
this should be minimum with the assumption that a member or
members of the bond group are not available is a very temporary
Signed-off-by: default avatarMahesh Bandewar <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent f7be2cba
......@@ -200,6 +200,7 @@ static int tlb_initialize(struct bonding *bond)
static void tlb_deinitialize(struct bonding *bond)
struct alb_bond_info *bond_info = &(BOND_ALB_INFO(bond));
struct tlb_up_slave *arr;
......@@ -207,6 +208,10 @@ static void tlb_deinitialize(struct bonding *bond)
bond_info->tx_hashtbl = NULL;
arr = rtnl_dereference(bond_info->slave_arr);
if (arr)
kfree_rcu(arr, rcu);
static long long compute_gap(struct slave *slave)
......@@ -1402,9 +1407,39 @@ out:
return NETDEV_TX_OK;
static int bond_tlb_update_slave_arr(struct bonding *bond,
struct slave *skipslave)
struct alb_bond_info *bond_info = &(BOND_ALB_INFO(bond));
struct slave *tx_slave;
struct list_head *iter;
struct tlb_up_slave *new_arr, *old_arr;
new_arr = kzalloc(offsetof(struct tlb_up_slave, arr[bond->slave_cnt]),
if (!new_arr)
return -ENOMEM;
bond_for_each_slave(bond, tx_slave, iter) {
if (!bond_slave_can_tx(tx_slave))
if (skipslave == tx_slave)
new_arr->arr[new_arr->count++] = tx_slave;
old_arr = rtnl_dereference(bond_info->slave_arr);
rcu_assign_pointer(bond_info->slave_arr, new_arr);
if (old_arr)
kfree_rcu(old_arr, rcu);
return 0;
int bond_tlb_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *bond_dev)
struct bonding *bond = netdev_priv(bond_dev);
struct alb_bond_info *bond_info = &(BOND_ALB_INFO(bond));
struct ethhdr *eth_data;
struct slave *tx_slave = NULL;
u32 hash_index;
......@@ -1425,12 +1460,12 @@ int bond_tlb_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *bond_dev)
hash_index & 0xFF,
} else {
struct list_head *iter;
int idx = hash_index % bond->slave_cnt;
struct tlb_up_slave *slaves;
bond_for_each_slave_rcu(bond, tx_slave, iter)
if (--idx < 0)
slaves = rcu_dereference(bond_info->slave_arr);
if (slaves && slaves->count)
tx_slave = slaves->arr[hash_index %
......@@ -1695,6 +1730,11 @@ void bond_alb_deinit_slave(struct bonding *bond, struct slave *slave)
bond->alb_info.rx_slave = NULL;
rlb_clear_slave(bond, slave);
if (bond_is_nondyn_tlb(bond))
if (bond_tlb_update_slave_arr(bond, slave))
pr_err("Failed to build slave-array for TLB mode.\n");
/* Caller must hold bond lock for read */
......@@ -1718,6 +1758,11 @@ void bond_alb_handle_link_change(struct bonding *bond, struct slave *slave, char
if (bond_is_nondyn_tlb(bond)) {
if (bond_tlb_update_slave_arr(bond, NULL))
pr_err("Failed to build slave-array for TLB mode.\n");
......@@ -139,12 +139,20 @@ struct tlb_slave_info {
struct tlb_up_slave {
unsigned int count;
struct rcu_head rcu;
struct slave *arr[0];
struct alb_bond_info {
struct tlb_client_info *tx_hashtbl; /* Dynamically allocated */
spinlock_t tx_hashtbl_lock;
u32 unbalanced_load;
int tx_rebalance_counter;
int lp_counter;
/* -------- non-dynamic tlb mode only ---------*/
struct tlb_up_slave __rcu *slave_arr; /* Up slaves */
/* -------- rlb parameters -------- */
int rlb_enabled;
struct rlb_client_info *rx_hashtbl; /* Receive hash table */
......@@ -269,6 +269,12 @@ static inline bool bond_is_lb(const struct bonding *bond)
static inline bool bond_is_nondyn_tlb(const struct bonding *bond)
return (BOND_MODE(bond) == BOND_MODE_TLB) &&
(bond->params.tlb_dynamic_lb == 0);
static inline bool bond_mode_uses_arp(int mode)
return mode != BOND_MODE_8023AD && mode != BOND_MODE_TLB &&
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