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SubjectRe: VIA EPIA EK: strange eth dev numbering

On Aug 3 2007 00:00, Kay Sievers wrote:
>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

I think it is helpful to integrate the suse patch rather than to patch udev
alone. This way, renames that do not involve udev also show up.

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