Ethernet Bonding - Active Load Balancing
This has got me stumped!!
I'm trying to setup Active Load Balancing (mode=6) on bond0. It works great... until I reboot! Then the usual set of problems attack me. (acpi, set mac addr, etc etc)
Hardware: 2 NICs, (e100, tulip)
Software: CentOS 4.4 / RHEL 4 u 4 ES
[root@www ~]# lspci
00:02.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
03:06.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 21)
The modprobe.conf is setup as usual. I've swapped them (eth0/1) back n forth and rebooted a few times. No changes.
[root@www ~]# cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 tulip
alias eth1 e100
alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 mode=balance-alb miimon=100
With mode=balance-alb I get an error about setting the mac address in the device.
With other modes, I get a whole bunch of errors, which almost cripple the machine.