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Re: Ethernet interface numbering in etch

On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 06:39:55AM +0200, NN_il_Confusionario wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 12:01:13AM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> > No, ever since distros started using modular kernels, hotplug _is_ the
> > norm.

> debian (and other distros) used modular kernels (2.4.18 in woody)
> without hotplug or the like.

> > You can get rid of it only by building your own kernel image with
> > all hardware drivers statically built in and module support disabled.

> I still use stock debian kernels with initrd build by yaird and
> absolutely NO trace of udev, hotplug, discover or the like on my 
> machines. The needed modules are loaded (either by the initrd or)  by
> listing them in /etc/modules  in the wanted order.

Which means that your network interface wouldn't come up automatically when
you changed hardware either, so that's not exactly better than the udev
solution in that respect. :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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