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new persistent network interface naming [Re: overriding udev rules]

Am 10.09.2013 00:05, schrieb Kay Sievers:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
>> Am 09.09.2013 23:53, schrieb Kay Sievers:
>>> Hmm, why would upgrades break?
>> See [1], there are several cases where 75-persistent-net-generator.rules
>> doesn't generate a persistent name (mostly VM related). In those cases,
>> you would typically use eth0 in your /etc/network/interface etc.
>> On upgrades, the new networking naming would kick in, and suddenly it's
>> no longer eth0.
> The new names should only get active where the old rules also matched,
> it currently supports PCI parent devices only, most VM use cases, xen,
> virt drivers would be excluded anyway.
> But sure, there can be setups where that could happen, I would just
> expect that the number is very very low.

Ok, thanks for the input.
The new network interface naming is certainly an interesting approach
and probably a better one then what we currently use (in Debian).
That said, we didn't want to tackle this issue at this point but rather
focus on getting v204 into sid/testing.
We will certainly revisit this decision when we have time for it, it's
definitely not set in stone. We just wanted to avoid having to deal with
the (possible) fallout at the current stage.


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