From the official howto
, I have this description for bond=0 :
Specifies one of the bonding policies. The default is balance-rr (round robin). Possible values are:
balance-rr or 0
Round-robin policy: Transmit packets in sequential order from the first available slave through the last. This mode provides load balancing and fault tolerance
Seems that bond=0 does cater for fault tolerance (failover?) ?
Originally Posted by jlightner
For bonded interfaces they inherit the MAC Address of the first slave. The intent of bonding is to do round robin allocation of network traffic and thereby increase bandwidth. It is not a failover mechanism. If the NIC for which the MAC address of the bonded interface is down it really isn't sending the packet anywhere.
Your delay in seeing route is likely because it is trying to talk to the down NIC, timing out, then displaying the route table.