Bringing up bond interface with ifup prints error "RTNETLINK answers: File exists. Error adding address"

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Issue

  • Bringing up bond interface with ifup prints error:
# ifup bond0
./network-functions: line 458: echo: write error: Operation not permitted
Determining if ip address x.x.x.x is already in use for device bond0...
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
Error adding address x.x.x.x for bond0.
RTNETLINK answers: File exists

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • bonding

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