Re: bonding of non-ethernet devices

On Fri, 2011-12-09 at 14:26 -0500, Dan Winship wrote:
> One of the bonding commits says:
>   bonding: detect virtual bonding devices and create an ethernet device
>   A bonding device is like a virtual ethernet device. We therefore reuse
>   nm-device-ethernet and add some special handling to detect bonding
>   connections.
> Exactly how much "like a virtual ethernet device" is a bond? In
> particular, when you bond two infiniband devices together (or an
> ethernet device and a wifi device, which is supported by the kernel
> according to the internet), is the result still "like a virtual ethernet
> device" in the same way? Is it more like an NMDeviceWired than an
> NMDeviceEthernet? (Which may depend to some extent on questions like
> "would anyone ever run 802.1x over a bond?")

Probably more like a Wired device, yeah.


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