bonding: fix event handling for stacked bonds

When a bond is enslaved to another bond, bond_netdev_event() only
handles the event as if the bond is a master, and skips treating the
bond as a slave.

This leads to a refcount leak on the slave, since we don't remove the
adjacency to its master and the master holds a reference on the slave.

  ip link add bondL type bond
  ip link add bondU type bond
  ip link set bondL master bondU
  ip link del bondL

No "Fixes:" tag, this code is older than git history.

Signed-off-by: Sabrina Dubroca <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
index b59708c..ee61072 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
@@ -3213,8 +3213,12 @@
 		return NOTIFY_DONE;
 	if (event_dev->flags & IFF_MASTER) {
+		int ret;
 		netdev_dbg(event_dev, "IFF_MASTER\n");
-		return bond_master_netdev_event(event, event_dev);
+		ret = bond_master_netdev_event(event, event_dev);
+		if (ret != NOTIFY_DONE)
+			return ret;
 	if (event_dev->flags & IFF_SLAVE) {