Re: [Bonding-devel] Re: [PATCH] channel bonding: add support for device-indexed parameters

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It dos work with RHEL3.  In modules.conf you just need

alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 -o bonding0 
alias bond1 bonding
options bond1 -o bonding1

You can add your mode and mii_mon and such on the options lines.  It
does work I've used it.


On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 09:40 -0400, Florin Malita wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 00:11:56 -0700
> Jay Vosburgh <[email protected]> wrote:
> > 
> > Florin Malita <[email protected]> wrote:
> > [...]
> > >How can you load a module multiple times on _any_ distro?
> > 
> > 	modprobe -obond0 bonding mode=your-favorite-mode
> > 	modprobe -obond1 bonding mode=some-other-mode
> > 
> > 	and so on.  This is in the modprobe man page, and is described
> > in the bonding documentation (found in the kernel documentation or at
> >  It is admittedly somewhat
> > grotty, but it works.  
> OK, I see this capability has been in module-init-tools since the 0.8
> days. Doesn't apply to any 2.4/modutils based system tough.
> > 
> > >Not being able to set a (different) preferred
> > >interface/primary for each bond device makes it unacceptable for
> > >deployment in our environment.
> > 
> > 	How are you configuring bonding?  The current SuSE distros, for
> > example, will do the multiple module load stuff automatically in the
> > sysconfig scripts.  This is described in the current bonding
> > documentation.
> Our systems are RHEL3 based so unfortunately the naming trick above
> doesn't work. 
> But it does work on RHEL4 so admittedly, having this workaround
> available for recent distros removes the urgency for a fix.
> Thanks
> Florin
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