Yep, names like p4p1 are soooo much better than eth0 :-(

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Sun Oct 16 04:59:01 UTC 2011

On 10/16/2011 06:38 AM, Robert Myers wrote:

> Your description of the process betrays exactly what is wrong with it.
>  It's a hobby shop for geeks with a very narrow perspective on
> computers and how they are actually used.

Your assumptions doesn't hold true really.  This change was spearheaded
by Dell folks and has been under discussion and review since 2007 with
the broader Linux community including linux kernel mailing list.  I
blogged in detail about this a while back


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