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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ieee1394: eth1394: use "firewire%d" instead of "eth%d" as interface name
    On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 16:31, Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de> wrote:
    > Usually I prefer brevity too.  Alas, it may not be clear to many people what
    > "fw" is supposed to mean.  People might associate it with, let's say,
    > "firewall" before "firewire" when they deal with networking. However, more
    > opinions on this are welcome.

    Yeah, common one is also "firmware". I think "firewire" is fine.

    > As for practical length restrictions:  The kernel's networking core requires
    > that these names fit into 15 characters plus trailing \0.  I don't have an
    > idea whether there are userland components which have even tighter
    > restrictions.
    >
    > Does anybody know of potential trouble in networking tools if interface
    > names are 9 or 10 characters long?

    I don't think so, stuff at the tools level usually works flawlessly
    with "eth0_rename_ren" devices, when things went wrong with renaming
    the devices. :)

    Kay
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