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    SubjectRe: VIA EPIA EK: strange eth dev numbering
    On 8/2/07, Jan Engelhardt <> wrote:
    > I know I have seen my kernel outputting "A renamed to B". Since you two
    > however wanted that information in the first place, I grepped a bit
    > around, and actually found, (drumroll), that the SUSE kernel has had a
    > proper patch for [I can't remember how long] quite some time. (At least
    > one distro which does the right thing.) I copied it below.

    > e1000: eth3: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
    > dev_change_name: about to rename 'eth3' to 'eth0'
    > dev_change_name: about to rename 'eth3' to 'ethxx3'
    > eth3 renamed to ethxx3

    I just made udev when it successfully renamed an interface to write
    that to the kernel log, so dmesg will show:
    <6>udev: renamed network interface eth0 to eth1

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