modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting bonding when upgrade on RHEL 5.5

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Environment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5

Issue

After upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 there is an error loading the bonding module due to an unknown paramater.

modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting bonding  (/lib/modules/2.6.18-194.17.1.el5/kernel/drivers/net/bonding/bonding.ko):  Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter 

Resolution

Within the modprobe configuration file : /etc/modprobe.conf

Change the line:

install ipv6 /bin/false

to

options ipv6 disable=1

to load the bonding module with success.

For additional information please read the following documentation:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5.4/html/Release_Notes/sect-Release_Notes-Kernel_Related_Updates.html#d0e11

Root Cause

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 there is a BUG in the "bonding.ko" module that will result in the bonding kernel module failing to load properly.

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