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authorJianhua Xie <jianhua.xie@freescale.com>2014-07-17 14:16:26 +0800
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2014-07-17 16:03:27 -0700
commit92abf75033d2677a684c623d60f093b130c4b38f (patch)
tree54cc9282e46d7d3c0f78671a7d8d801ddcf1bbe4 /Documentation/networking
parentce04d63502ca7ec30ef07336a0fd6f1165fd486b (diff)
bonding: update bonding.txt for Layer2 hash factors
Document the Layer 2 hash factors with packet type ID field. CC: Jay Vosburgh <j.vosburgh@gmail.com> CC: Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@gmail.com> CC: Andy Gospodarek <andy@greyhouse.net> CC: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> CC: Pan Jiafei <Jiafei.Pan@freescale.com> Signed-off-by: Jianhua Xie <jianhua.xie@freescale.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/bonding.txt31
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index 9c723ecd0025..eeb5b2e97bed 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -542,10 +542,10 @@ mode
XOR policy: Transmit based on the selected transmit
hash policy. The default policy is a simple [(source
- MAC address XOR'd with destination MAC address) modulo
- slave count]. Alternate transmit policies may be
- selected via the xmit_hash_policy option, described
- below.
+ MAC address XOR'd with destination MAC address XOR
+ packet type ID) modulo slave count]. Alternate transmit
+ policies may be selected via the xmit_hash_policy option,
+ described below.
This mode provides load balancing and fault tolerance.
@@ -801,10 +801,11 @@ xmit_hash_policy
layer2
- Uses XOR of hardware MAC addresses to generate the
- hash. The formula is
+ Uses XOR of hardware MAC addresses and packet type ID
+ field to generate the hash. The formula is
- (source MAC XOR destination MAC) modulo slave count
+ hash = source MAC XOR destination MAC XOR packet type ID
+ slave number = hash modulo slave count
This algorithm will place all traffic to a particular
network peer on the same slave.
@@ -819,7 +820,7 @@ xmit_hash_policy
Uses XOR of hardware MAC addresses and IP addresses to
generate the hash. The formula is
- hash = source MAC XOR destination MAC
+ hash = source MAC XOR destination MAC XOR packet type ID
hash = hash XOR source IP XOR destination IP
hash = hash XOR (hash RSHIFT 16)
hash = hash XOR (hash RSHIFT 8)
@@ -2301,13 +2302,13 @@ broadcast: Like active-backup, there is not much advantage to this
bandwidth.
Additionally, the linux bonding 802.3ad implementation
- distributes traffic by peer (using an XOR of MAC addresses),
- so in a "gatewayed" configuration, all outgoing traffic will
- generally use the same device. Incoming traffic may also end
- up on a single device, but that is dependent upon the
- balancing policy of the peer's 8023.ad implementation. In a
- "local" configuration, traffic will be distributed across the
- devices in the bond.
+ distributes traffic by peer (using an XOR of MAC addresses
+ and packet type ID), so in a "gatewayed" configuration, all
+ outgoing traffic will generally use the same device. Incoming
+ traffic may also end up on a single device, but that is
+ dependent upon the balancing policy of the peer's 8023.ad
+ implementation. In a "local" configuration, traffic will be
+ distributed across the devices in the bond.
Finally, the 802.3ad mode mandates the use of the MII monitor,
therefore, the ARP monitor is not available in this mode.

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