On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 11:11:32PM +0200, Luigi Gangitano wrote: > 1. Some ethernet cards like Sun QuadFE share the same MAC address > (even if global OpenFirmware option is set to different MAC-address) > and PCI id and udev blocks while renaming them, leaving with an > unusable systema each time the system boots. > 2. XEN domUs without fixed mac address setting (configurable in > virtual domain configuration file), can have a different MAC address > each time are booted and udev will keep adding a new interface each > time. These both sound like the udev rules need to be improved rather than a fundamental problem. > BTW, there's no easy way to recover from a badly renamed ethernet > interface. Once you have something like 'eth5_rename' how are you > supposed to recover? With ifrename or some other utility that exposes the relevant kernel API. Device renaming isn't a new backdoor added for udev - the facility has been provided by the kernel for some time. -- "You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."
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