biosdevname hitting rawhide
Matt_Domsch at dell.com
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.
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