Configuring a bond using results in fail_over_mac errors

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • When using a playbook to configure bonding on a RHEL 8 system, the is setting the fail_over_mac bonding option, even when not present in the playbook
Sep 01 11:44:46 NetworkManager[1119]: <error> [1630511086.3839] platform-linux: sysctl: failed to set 'bonding/fail_over_mac' to 'none': (39) Directory not empty


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8
  • System
  • NetworkManager

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