bonding (active-backup): conversion takes too long (if any)
I set up two nic interfaces to work as a active-backup bond interface.
The interface works normally however while doing some of the tests (brought down the port on the switch at the other end of the link that was connected to the bond's active interface) we realized that the server lost connection.... I had started tailing syslog and could see no messages on it related to the interface. Anyway, the port was brought up again (and the connection wasn't restored with that).
We started tcpdump on both interfaces and we noticed that we could see ARP queries coming out of the active interface and no traffic was comming in... but on the switch we could see the arp request _and_ the arp reply through the same port so it was the server the one that for whatever reason was not processing the packet.
What could be wrong?
It's a ubuntu lenny server (amd64)