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    bonding: permit using arp_validate with non-ab modes · 13ac34a8
    Veaceslav Falico authored
    Currently it's disabled because it's sometimes hard, in typical configs, to
    make it work - because of the nature how the loadbalance modes work - as
    it's hard to deliver valid arp replies to correct slaves by the switch.
    However we still can use arp_validation in loadbalance with several other
    configs, per example with arp_validate == 2 for backup with one broadcast
    domain, without the switch(es) doing any balancing - this way we'd be (a
    bit more) sure that the slave is up.
    So, enable it to let users decide which one works/suits them best. Also
    correct the mode limitation from BOND_OPT_ARP_VALIDATE.
    CC: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
    CC: Jay Vosburgh <>
    CC: Andy Gospodarek <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarVeaceslav Falico <>
    Acked-by: default avatarNikolay Aleksandrov <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>