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SubjectRe: eth-Devices and naming wishes
In ka.lists.linux.kernel, Riley Williams <rhw@BigFoot.Com> wrote:
> > However, it seems that I can't control which ethx alias will be
> > associated with the trusted network because both cards are PCI
> > and their resource assignments are controlled by the system
> > BIOS. Thus, I will have to jump through hoops to take care of
> > this in every init and maintenance script which will prove a
> > major pain and source of problems.
>In my experience, for any particular pair of PCI NE2K cards, the BIOS
>will always allocate them the same way round, so if a particular card
>appears first on one occasion relative to a particular second card,
>then it will always appear first relative to that particular second

Yes, but this is board and bios dependent. If you do a BIOS update or
get a new board, the order can change.

>I don't believe what you're asking actually exists,


>but you could try
>something like using the following bash script from your scripts:

<code snipped>

Thanks, that's about what I planned to do. But it surely is clumsy and
could be solved elegantly with "true" aliases.


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