Bug#611250: please support network bonding
Martin Zobel-Helas <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 13:19:49 +0100, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
>> Martin Zobel-Helas <email@example.com> writes:
>>> it would be nice if the debian-installer could support network bonding
>>> on several interfaces.
>> Why do you think it's worth the effort? Installation isn't performance
>> critical, nor does it require high availability. And you can easily
>> configure bonding after installation. So I'm not sure it's worth the
>> added complexity. (I'm saying this although I routinely write out
>> bonding-enabled /etc/network/interfaces from a finish.d script... :)
> I installed Debian quite often recently in an existing environment, and
> actually, using balancing mode, you everytime need to reconfigure the
> switch to not route every second package to the interface not being
> available in the installer. That is kind of boring, and my idea is,
> Debian could do better.
Fascinating. Why is the other interface up at all? Or does the switch
simply not care?
Anyway, I'm certainly not against this, but d-i has traditionally been
rather wary about growing new features. That said, bonding doesn't
require extra utilities (being fully configurable through sysfs), so
this probably isn't a serious issue.