Commit 28572760 authored by Veaceslav Falico's avatar Veaceslav Falico Committed by David S. Miller
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bonding: send arp requests even if there's no route to them

Currently we're only sending arp requests if we have a route to the target
(and, thus, can find out the source ip address).

There are some use cases, however, where we don't want/need to set an ip
address (or set up a specific route) for bonding to use arp monitoring *for
traffic generation*. We can easily send arp probes (arp requests with src
ip == 0) to generate arp broadcast responses from the target ip and use
them for determining if the target is up.

This, obviously, won't work with arp validation - because we don't have the
ip address set and, thus, will filter out the responses. So in that case -
print a warning.

CC: François CACHEREUL <>
CC: Zhenjie Chen <>
CC: Jay Vosburgh <>
CC: Andy Gospodarek <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarVeaceslav Falico <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 750f679c
......@@ -2155,8 +2155,13 @@ static void bond_arp_send_all(struct bonding *bond, struct slave *slave)
rt = ip_route_output(dev_net(bond->dev), targets[i], 0,
if (IS_ERR(rt)) {
pr_debug("%s: no route to arp_ip_target %pI4\n",
bond->dev->name, &targets[i]);
/* there's no route to target - try to send arp
* probe to generate any traffic (arp_validate=0)
if (bond->params.arp_validate && net_ratelimit())
pr_warn("%s: no route to arp_ip_target %pI4 and arp_validate is set\n",
bond->dev->name, &targets[i]);
bond_arp_send(slave->dev, ARPOP_REQUEST, targets[i], 0, 0);
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