Just found out a requirement I did not know about.
I had failover set up for FWSM across two 6500 chassis. Things worked great....except failover between the two chassis took about 4 seconds. I tested and each of five failovers I had a user drop about 3-5 pings before the standby FWSM took over.
So, it looks like I need to take the default gateways off the FWSM and go back to HSRP.
Has anyone had any success with FWSM in bridge mode?
I am going to start scouring the site for links right now but thought I would ask here first.