Network Bonding Fails Frequently During High Load on Network
Last updated on NOVEMBER 07, 2017
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 5.3 [Release OL5 to OL5U3]
The following messages are logged in /var/log/messages:
-- kernel: bnx2: eth2: using MSIX
kernel: bnx2: eth0 NIC Copper Link is Down ===============> Link Down
kernel: bonding: bond0: link status definitely down for interface eth0, disabling it
kernel: bonding: bond0: making interface eth2 the new active one.
kernel: bnx2: eth0 NIC Copper Link is Up, 1000 Mbps full duplex, receive & transmit flow control ON
kernel: bonding: bond0: link status definitely up for interface eth0.
As an example, this problem has been observed on HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server running Oracle Linux 5.3.
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