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Wicked Ignores ETHTOOL_OPTIONS for bond configurations

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)


When setting ETHTOOL_OPTIONS on a bond configuration in Wicked network configuration tool, the settings are not applied.


A PTF to provde this functionality has now been created. It will be available via the normal maintenance channels at some point in the near future.

For now, the PRE_UP_SCRIPT functionality as described in 'man 5 ifcfg' may be used to effect desired settings.

Here is an example of using PRE_UP_SCRIPT:

In this example, a bond called 'bond0' has been created.

If it does not already exist, create a directory to house the scripts:

    e.g /etc/wicked/scripts if it does not exists (directory name does not have to be 'scripts' and location can differ)

Create a script file in the directory you created:

    e.g.  /etc/wicked/scripts/script1

Add the desired command line/s to the script file:

    e.g.  ethtool -K bond0 tso off gso off

root needs the execute attribute on the script file:

    e.g. chmod 744 /etc/wicked/scripts/script1

Edit file /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-bond0 (substitute your bond name as required) and add:-

    e.g. PRE_UP_SCRIPT="wicked:/etc/wicked/scripts/script1"

Now, when ever the server is brought up or the network resources are restarted, the desired parameters will be applied.


Wicked had not yet had ETHTOOL_OPTIONS support added for bonds (even though there is a configuration entry field available to enter such settings, it is ignored).

Additional Information

PTF now available.


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  • Document ID:7022801
  • Creation Date: 01-Apr-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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