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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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