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Bug#356329: kernel: device names are non-deterministic

Package: kernel
Severity: important

Whenever I boot my machine, the device names are assigned
non-deterministically.  There is only one disk (SATA), which is
sometimes called /dev/sda and is sometimes called /dev/sdc.  There is a
built-in USB card-reader that also uses sd* names, but there are never
cards plugged in when I boot.  I've seen this phenomenon only with
2.6.15.  With 2.6.12, the disk is always /dev/sda.

There are two ethernet ports and one firewire port.  Sometimes the
ethernets are eth0 and eth1, and the firewire is eth2; sometimes the
firewire is eth0 and the ethernets are eth1 and eth2.  I've definitely
seen this phenomenon on 2.6.15, and I think also on 2.6.12.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'stable'), (700, 'oldstable'), (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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