[DRBD-user] OT: simple bonding question w/ 2 nodes and crossovercables.

Leroy van Logchem leroy.vanlogchem at wldelft.nl
Wed Sep 5 23:30:49 CEST 2007

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Kelly Byrd wrote:
> How is mode 0 better or worse than mode 5 or 6? 

It's better in the sense that it has no prerequisites, mode 6 has the most:

1. Ethtool support in the base drivers for retrieving the
speed of each slave.
2. Base driver support for setting the hw address of a
device also when it is open. This is required so that there
will always be one slave in the team using the bond hw
address (the current_slave) while having a unique hw
address for each slave in the bond. If the current_slave
fails it's hw address is swapped with the new current_slave
that was chosen.

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