[DRBD-user] Infiniband and Ethernet replication, interface bonding

Bart Van Assche bvanassche at acm.org
Wed Feb 22 08:26:04 CET 2012

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

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 3:20 AM, Christian Balzer <chibi at gol.com> wrote:
> The stock bonding module in recent kernels can handle a combination of
> IPOIB (ib0) and regular ethernet links.
> So I'm pondering using a GBE link as backup in case the primary infiniband
> link fails (never had a network card fail on me, though, direct connect).
> However what I haven't been able to determine is if the resulting bond0
> interface can be given the 64k MTU IPOIB in connected mode works best with.
> As in, will such a MTU a) work and b) work well with GBE in case of a
> failover.

Have you considered to use e.g. Quagga and OSPF instead of bonding ?


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