active-backup with prefered slave not working

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fsmed
2011-03-04
2013-06-06
  • fsmed
    fsmed
    2011-03-04

    Running Debian 6 and config is pretty much the same as this: http://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration#Howtocreatefaulttolerantbondingwithvlan.28Etch.29

    When i turn off the switch interface thats connected to eth0 it fails over to eth1 properly with GARP packets. When i turn it on again it fails over to eth0, as it should since its the preferred slave, but there are no GARP packets going out resulting in a 15 sec or so gap in connectivity.

    Why i want to do this is because one interface is connected to a Gbit switch and the other to a 100Mbit one.

    Any ideas as to why it doesn't send out any GARPs?