[CentOS-devel] RE: [CentOS] 4.5 ALB Bonding Hang on Shutdown [Bug]

Thu May 31 20:38:41 UTC 2007
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
>> Since I upgraded from 4.4 to 4.5 my system which has 2 sets
>> of ALB bonded interfaces hangs on shutdown while doing an
>> ifdown on these interfaces.
>> Has anyone else seen this issue with 4.5 and bonding?
> I think I found the answer. The new version of bonding has a
> bug in it that doesn't restore the original mac addresses on
> termination and will leave the mac address on the interface it
> was last on. Then, as ifdown is called on each slave it will hit
> a slave whose mac address has changed and is a dup of the other
> slave and it will hang there.
> For some reason though if I set a programmable mac address not
> equal to any installed on the system on the bondX interfaces
> it complains the mac has changed, but it doesn't hang, so that
> is my interim work-around, set a unique MACADDR= on each bondX
> interface.

can you report this as an issue at http://bugs.centos.org/ ?

- KB

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq