biosdevname hitting rawhide

Michael Cronenworth mike at
Tue Nov 30 22:18:10 UTC 2010

Matt Domsch wrote:
> I don't expect desktops to expose
> this information - they have only 1 NIC.

Many desktops have dual-NICs. I'm typing from an SMBIOS 2.6 ASUS desktop 
motherboard with dual-NICs.

Handle 0x002D, DMI type 10, 6 bytes
On Board Device Information
         Type: Ethernet
         Status: Enabled
         Description: Onboard Ethernet

Handle 0x003D, DMI type 41, 11 bytes
Onboard Device
         Reference Designation: Onboard Ethernet
         Type: Ethernet
         Status: Enabled
         Type Instance: 0

Will my network interface names change with this feature or is this 
purely for Dell/HP only? I'm a bit confused by the verbage on the wiki 
page and the part about SMBIOS 2.6.

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