Re: bonding, link aggregation, and switch config
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:42:02 +0100
In comp.os.linux.networking email@example.com:
> Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote:
>> This is a pretty old/buggy kernel, please use a recent one from
>> kernel.org to get a updated bonding driver/etc.
> I'm in a controlled env where the "latest" kernel is 2.4.21. I've looked
You wrote *2.4.20* in your OP, makes trying to help pretty hard if
your kernel changes with every post.
>> What kind of PCI bus are those NICs on? Are your disks fast
>> enough to read the data, is the receiving system fast enough to
>> handle all this?
> Hardware-wise, they are all very fast (dual Pent 2.5 with a couple gigs
> of ram)
Ah, very fast great detailed info, the problem I was thinking
about is that 2x32bit PCI 1GB NIC could outperform a 32 bit PCI
slot (IIRC), without calculating it.
> Did you mean the switch would need to be configured for EtherChannel?
Probably, cisco calls it ISL other manufacturers might have other
names for it.
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