biosdevname hitting rawhide

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Tue Nov 30 22:34:51 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 04:29:32PM -0600, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> Matt Domsch wrote:
> >> >  Yes, your system, on new install, or if you delete
> >> >  /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and the HWADDR lines from
> >> >  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*, will then use the new names.
> > specifically, em0 for the above device, and em<Type Instance>  for the
> > second NIC specified in SMBIOS...
> OK. Perhaps the wiki should be updated to state the feature works more 
> generically (SMBIOS 2.6+) and not for just Dell/HP systems?

I've done so now.

> Interesting work, Matt. I'm surprised the Unix purists who would fight 
> you to death to keep sendmail on desktops would allow you to change the 
> almighty eth* naming scheme.

I've caught flack for years - that's why this is just now happening.
The previous released version of biosdevname was over 3 years ago -
the pushback was against changing the eth* naming scheme.  But there's
no other way to do it.  I wish there was.

Matt Domsch
Technology Strategist
Dell | Office of the CTO

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