Inconsistent poor performance over load-balanced bond interface

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • Inconsistent poor performance over load-balanced bond interface
  • Using bonding, sometimes a network file transfer or iperf goes very fast, and sometimes it goes very slow
  • Slowness in the scp transfer rate using bonded NICs

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Bonding or Teaming in a load-balanced mode, such as:
    • Bonding Mode 2 (balance-xor) or Mode 4 (802.3ad aka LACP)
    • Teaming loadbalance or lacp runner

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