Oracle VM Server 3.x continually reports message: '... received packet on bondN with own address as source address'

(Doc ID 1672054.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 to 3.3.4 [Release OVM30 to OVM33]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Oracle VM Server 3.x configured for network bonding continually logs message 'received packet on bondN with own address as source address' to the system log (/var/log/messages, dmesg) and remote console e.g.:

As a result of the excessive message generation, system log file size become unduely large, the system log is difficult to read and the system remote console is flooded with messages making it difficult to use.

Changes

The '... received packet on bondN with own address as source address' message may have always occured since original Oracle VM deployment.
However, if the messages began only recently, potential preceding changes likely to have occurred include one or more of the following:

Cause

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