Patchwork [v3,net-next,5/6] bonding: doc: some details on backup slave arp validation

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Submitter Veaceslav Falico
Date June 21, 2013, 1:11 p.m.
Message ID <1371820284-13280-6-git-send-email-vfalico@redhat.com>
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Permalink /patch/253213/
State Changes Requested
Delegated to: David Miller
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Veaceslav Falico - June 21, 2013, 1:11 p.m.
Add some details to bonding documentation on how backup slave arp
validation works.

Signed-off-by: Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@redhat.com>
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 Documentation/networking/bonding.txt |    6 ++++++
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index e7454fc..adee3b4 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -303,6 +303,12 @@  arp_validate
 	such a situation, validation of backup slaves must be
 	disabled.
 
+	The validation of ARP requests on backup slaves is mainly
+	helping bonding to decide which slaves are more likely to
+	work in case of the active slave failure, it doesn't really
+	guarantee that the backup slave will work if it's selected
+	as the next active slave.
+
 	This option is useful in network configurations in which
 	multiple bonding hosts are concurrently issuing ARPs to one or
 	more targets beyond a common switch.  Should the link between