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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ieee1394: eth1394: use "firewire%d" instead of "eth%d" as interface name
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On Sonntag, 24. Mai 2009, Stefan Richter wrote:
> Christian Kujau wrote at LKML:
> > If the patch will be accepted at all and it's not too late to ask: I'd
> > vote for fw%d as well, "firefire" just looks too long, for me at least.
>
> I think I'll leave the driver as it is.
> As I just noticed, we would lose interface renaming by udev.
> From udev/extras/rule_generator/75-persistent-net-generator.rules:
>
> # device name whitelist
> KERNEL!="eth*|ath*|wlan*[0-9]|msh*|ra*|sta*|ctc*|lcs*|hsi*",
> GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"
>
> Besides, if we can we should avoid fw%d because this will clash with
> udev rules which match KERNEL=="fw*", as in
> udev/rules/redhat/40-redhat.rules.

I suggest a subsystem match here, or generally some
SUBSYSTEM!="net", GOTO="end_of_file"
around almost all rule files that should not match on network interfaces, as
users can rename them to almost all crazy names.

@Kay: Perhaps it could simplify some rulesets to have a special jump target or
option to skip entiere rules files.

Regards
Matthias


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