Fedora 15, new and exciting plans (biosdevname)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 22:06:17 UTC 2010


On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 9:16 PM, Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch at dell.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 09:32:37AM -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
>> I've had a few off-list conversations with various community members
>> about this. One thing that came up was that the alternative namespace is
>> necessary, but also that "lom" is a sub-optimal choice. One idea that
>> did come up was simply to call them "net" (net0, etc.) or perhaps "net"
>> followed by another letter like "netm" or something. To avoid
>> bikeshedding this to death though, I think Matt's "lom" naming is fine
>> for the moment unless we happen to all agree on something else.
>
> There's an upstream conversation about the naming convention here:
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-hotplug&m=129003163201746&w=2
>
> For the record, right now, biosdevname uses:
>
>  emN_(vf).(vlan) for embedded devices
>  pci(slot)#(port)_(vf).(vlan) for add-in cards.
>
> If the device does not support SR-IOV, then the _(vf) part is omitted.
>
> If no huge objections on the upstream thread, I'll push this into
> rawhide ASAP.

Presumably there will be something in place that won't change this on
upgrades so that people don't end up in inoperable networking on the
next 'yum upgrade' after it gets installed.

Peter


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