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

Tom Horsley horsley1953 at
Mon Oct 17 01:34:47 UTC 2011

On Sun, 16 Oct 2011 20:20:35 -0500
Chris Adams wrote:

> Define "first".  Hint: that's not a solvable problem on general PC
> hardware (thus, biosdevname).  There have been many problems over the
> years where the ordering changed on some hardware from one kernel
> release to the next.

Well, either biosdevname is also a nonsolvable problem, or a
perfectly wonderful definition of "first" is simply "The
lexicographic ordering of the biosdevname generated name strings".

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