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Re: Bug#363598: udev should conflict with ifrename

On Apr 24, Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> It seems as if I've copied the line correctly, and I've also rebooted
> the machine.  I don't know why udev still wants to touch the
> interface.
Because it has the same MAC address and no obvious sysfs attribute which
distinguishes it, so the rule in z25_persistent-net.rules will match
both devices.
I have not found yet a solution to this, sorry.

> >> By the way, are there any other names managed by udev where the name
> >> cannot be changed while the object is in use?  Maybe this is part of
> >> the problem here.  It's impossible to rename a network interface while
> >> it is being used.
> > No, only network interfaces are special.
> I think this needs to be fixed, otherwie the udev will never work well
> for them due to its asynchronous nature.
Unless you can persuade the kernel developers to "fix this" then the
correct solution is to configure network interfaces as an effect of
hotplug events.


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