This patch updates the very-outdated Kconfig description for bonding.
Users reading the help text in menuconfig or xconfig would see text that
implied that bonding only supports static link aggregation, and required a
specific switch to make it work. The new description mentions multiple
bonding modes and points the user to the bonding.txt documentation.
Signed-off-by: Mitch Williams <mitch.a.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jay Vosburgh <fubar@xxxxxxxxxx>
diff -urpN -X dontdiff linux-2.6.10-clean/drivers/net/Kconfig
--- linux-2.6.10-clean/drivers/net/Kconfig 2004-12-24 13:35:25.000000000
+++ linux-2.6.10/drivers/net/Kconfig 2005-02-08 14:05:06.000000000 -0800
@@ -47,16 +47,13 @@ config BONDING
Say 'Y' or 'M' if you wish to be able to 'bond' multiple Ethernet
Channels together. This is called 'Etherchannel' by Cisco,
- 'Trunking' by Sun, and 'Bonding' in Linux.
+ 'Trunking' by Sun, 802.3ad by the IEEE, and 'Bonding' in Linux.
- If you have two Ethernet connections to some other computer, you can
- make them behave like one double speed connection using this driver.
- Naturally, this has to be supported at the other end as well, either
- with a similar Bonding Linux driver, a Cisco 5500 switch or a
- SunTrunking SunSoft driver.
- This is similar to the EQL driver, but it merges Ethernet segments
- instead of serial lines.
+ The driver supports multiple bonding modes to allow for both high
+ perfomance and high availability operation.
+ Refer to <file:Documentation/networking/bonding.txt> for more
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
will be called bonding.