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

Thu May 31 21:16:02 UTC 2007
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-devel-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Karanbir Singh
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:39 PM
> To: The CentOS developers mailing list.
> Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] RE: [CentOS] 4.5 ALB Bonding Hang 
> on Shutdown [Bug]
> 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/ ?

Will do.


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