Network Bonding Fails Frequently During High Load on Network (Doc ID 1552189.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 5.3 [Release OL5 to OL5U3]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

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.

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms