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SubjectRe: Poor Performance for ethernet bonding
Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 08:19:50AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> > Couldn't the bonding code be made to distribute pkts to one interface or
> > another based on a hash of the sending IP port or something? Seems like that
> > would fix the reordering problem for IP packets.... It wouldn't help for
> > a single stream, but I'm guessing the real world problem involves many streams,
> > which on average should hash such that the load is balanced...
> It could, but then it is already implemented in a better way in multipath
> routing and I see no reason to duplicate the functionality.

On the surface, multi-path routing sounds complicated to me, while
layer-2 bonding seems relatively trivial to set up/administer. Since we do
support bonding, if it's a simple fix to make it better, we
might as well do that, eh?

I haven't used either, so this is just idle supposition on my part...


Ben Greear <> <>
President of Candela Technologies Inc
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