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Re: overriding udev rules

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 08:50:48PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> As a side note, also note that the MAC address range definitions are all
> blurred these days, MAC addresses are reused by manufacturers and most
> parsable meaning of MAC addresses has been removed (simply because the
> namespace is mostly depleted these days...)

There is no shortage of namespace; only a tiny fraction of the 2^22
valid OUIs have been allocated.  But perhaps some OUIs are abused for
volatile and non-unique assignments and you're right that this breaks
the old naming policy.

The new udev policy isn't any better for Thomas's use case, though.
He seems to want to take his chances with kernel probing order...


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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