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SubjectRE: ok, which wise guy did this?
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Didn't the same thing happen in the 2.2 -> 2.4
transition? I believe it was for all PCI devices.
And I thought there was a boot arg something
like pci=reverse. Does it still exist?

larry

-----Original Message-----
From: jamal [mailto:hadi@cyberus.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:48 AM
To: netdev@oss.sgi.com
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: ok, which wise guy did this?


I just booted my spanking new P4 HT PC last night using 2.5.58
and to my dissapointment the enumeration of the ethx devices is
reversed. I have 5 ethernet ports on this; eth0-4 on 2.4.x are now listed
as eth4-0. This is rude.
I immediately pointed a finger at monsieur J Garzik (thinking ethernet,
PCI enumeration hmm) but he has denied any responsibility ;-> ;-> He
thinks it may be the sysfs people.
Can anyone give justification for this? Regardless of justification
can we have some form of backward compatibility flag?

cheers,
jamal



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