Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 25th Jan 2011 14:23 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Fedora Core "Fedora developer, Matt Domsch, has announced that Fedora 15 is breaking the conventional ethX naming scheme used for Ethernet devices by adopting a new scheme called Consistent Network Device Naming."
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RE[4]: Why?
by rexstuff on Tue 25th Jan 2011 21:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
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Ok, seriosuly - how often does that really happen? If you're changing the order in which PCI devices are enumerated, such a bug resulting from that would be labelled YOUROWNSTUPIDFAULT.

Also, I would point out that the scheme presented by fedora would also be vulnerable to that; it relies on the enumeration provided by the BIOS.

Further, how difficult is to sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules ? And, the current system allows sysadmins to force a device to a particular ethX name; one can override the system and make a device eth1 instead of eth0. Fedora's system seems ot provide no such flexibility.

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