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    SubjectRe: VIA EPIA EK: strange eth dev numbering

    On Aug 2 2007 17:07, Michael Tokarev wrote:
    >Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    >> On Aug 2 2007 12:56, Herbert Rosmanith wrote:
    >>>> On Aug 2 2007 12:42, Herbert Rosmanith wrote:
    >>>> There never *were* days when eth0 remained eth0 across such changes.
    >>> but there *were* days when eth0 was eth0, if the kernel reports it as such.
    >>> now there is no eth0 at all. if I see an "eth0" from dmesg, I expect
    >>> it to be present.
    >> Wait, you forget that something may change the name. That dmesg message
    >> from 1 second ago does not need to be valid anymore, just as anything
    >> else in this world.
    >That was my argument - there should be no way to *change* the name, but
    >to give an alias(es) - entirely different thing.

    Ah, in that case, make the kernel print the PCI-ID instead of the name.
    (Or perhaps both together.)

    As for userspace, you are free to do whatever you find most useful.

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