kern/104377: [carp] [patch] CARP interface doesn't go up on VmWare

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Mon Dec 4 07:43:04 PST 2006

Synopsis: [carp] [patch] CARP interface doesn't go up on VmWare

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-By: glebius
State-Changed-When: Mon Dec 4 15:34:00 UTC 2006
I am sorry, but I am not going to commit this patch. Let me explain.
CARP is not going to work properly on interfaces that do not report
its state being changed. The proposed patch will change CARP behavior
to be pretending to work when interface doesn't support reporting
its link state. I think it is better to refuse to work earlier, then
pretend to be working but don't provide any redundancy. The proposed
patch is going to confuse people.

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