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Re: Ethernet interface numbering in etch

On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 12:42:54 -0500, John Goerzen wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 07:35:39PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Mar 26, John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > I think that the right thing to do is to assign the persistent names to
> > > network devices that still exist in the system, but to do nothing with
> > > any other network devices.  That will allow systems to still boot and
> > > come up properly in the face of network hardware changes.
> > Think harder about it and you will understand why this cannot be tested
> > in practice.
> Cannot be *tested*?
I think the problem is that you can't know in advance whether the device
still exists or not, and whether it will be plugged in later (because
everything runs asynchronously).


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