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Re: Ethernet interface numbering in etch

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 11:34:53AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> The current functionality in regard to Xen is seriously broken.  A reasonable 
> person will expect that when a Xen virtual machine is configured with a 
> single Ethernet interface then it can be restarted at any time and get the 
> same name - eth0.  The current functionality for Xen breaks user expectations 
> and does not provide any benefit that I can imagine.

If this is so important, why, after so many many months of freeze, no Xen
users found this and submited a bug report? (Now its #413601, filed 24 days

> I believe that this fix is worthy of inclusion at this time.

I disagree. Not only because the bug is not RC, but because you could say the
same for users running other virtualization technologies (UML? Vmware?) with
similar behaviours. 

I'm in favor of adding a note in the Release Notes but I think we should not
delay the release (*again*) by modifying such a critical element as udev
right now.



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