Re: udev naming problems for eth*
udev now can rename the interfaces, because they haven't a name yet.
udev still loads the modules, you just have been lucky.
This is not a solution in any way.
maybe I miss something, but for what I see we don't need udev not to
load the modules: we just need they are not loaded *before* udev is
ready to rename the interfaces.
I can see only two ways to do that:
1) the modules are not loaded till udev starts the renaming process, and
that, as I can see, only happens *after* /sbin/init starts
2) udev is ready to rename from within the initramfs
T. Hood wrote:
I just looked at the "rename_netiface" script in that package. The
following comments in the script give an idea of how it handles the
# look for a network interface name that is still not
# used as persistent name. At first it tries the name the
# interface currently has. If this name is already occupied,
# then increase the number and try again.
# To check if a name is occupied we have to look in
# /etc/udev/rules.d/60-net_*.rules and in /tmp/used_interface_names*.
# The latter serves as temporary registration file to avoid race
# conditions. It will be removed when the script exits.
# Simply try to rename directly, because it will work in most cases
# Generate a temporary interface name
# Rename it to the temporary name.
# Then try several times to rename it to new name
this approach can only work if the names are not assigned yet.
I cannot see any way we can swap two interfaces' names after they're
assigned, at least not in user space (exept if we use rmmod, of course)