[Gluster-users] Bonded Gigabit

Vikas Gorur vikas at gluster.com
Tue Jan 5 15:35:29 UTC 2010

Adrian Revill wrote:
> Hi
> I am looking at which is the best bonding mode for giagbit links for 
> the servers. I have a choice of using the 802.3ad (mode4) or 
> bonding-rr (mode0)
> I would prefer to use mode4 but this will only give a single TCP 
> connection 1Gbit of bandwidth, where mode0 will give multi Gbit of 
> band width to a single TCP connection.
> My question is, If i have 4 mirrored servers. when a AFR replicates 
> data between servers, does it run multiple TCP connections 
> concurrently to copy the data to all 4 servers at once, or does it do 
> each server in turn.
There are two TCP connections (one for 'fast' calls and one for 'slow' 
calls) between a protocol/client and a protocol/server volume. So if AFR 
had 4 protocol/clients as children, it would have 8 TCP connections.


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