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SubjectRe: Network Device Naming mechanism and policy
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On Tue, 2009-03-24 at 14:12 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> Matt Domsch (Matt_Domsch@dell.com) said:
> > > Now consider USB. Would the device name change depending on which USB
> > > port you plugged it into? Or is USB just a single slot, in which case
> > > what happens when you have two USB ethernet devices?
> > >
> > > The Apple USB Ethernet device in my iPhone is not the USB Wireless
> > > adapter I own, both have very different networking configurations.
> >
> > we would obviously need a solution. eth_usb_{something} perhaps.
>
> Right, but having biosdevname chase each new bus that comes along
> sounds iffy. I'd prefer /dev/net/by-name symlinks, if at all
> possible. But that's a lot of code that I'm not prepared to write.
>
Not to mention that All The World Is Not x86

Scott
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