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Bug#407460: USB ethernet interface renamed after installation on NSLU2 which causes the system to be inaccessible

Hi Marco

On 2/12/07, Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> wrote:

On Feb 12, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> > No, wait... When a new network interface is added it will get the next
> > available name, this is a supported configuration.
> Ok, so this is true when the built-in device is loaded first at boot time
> and is initially assigned eth0, there is no rule saying to rename it, and
> there is a rule saying to rename another interface to eth0?
If there is already a rule to rename some other device to eth0 then the
current eth0 will be renamed to the first free name and a new rule will
be created for it.

Will udev add this new rule to
/etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules ? Since no new rules are
being added on my test system, does this tells whether something like
DRIVERS=="?*" is matching or not ?

It seems that the real question is what sequence of events causes an
interface to be named eth1_rename, as opposed to the next available
interface name (e.g. eth1). I'll see if I can figure this out from the


Gordon Farquharson

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