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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by foregam on Wed 26th Jan 2011 15:44 UTC
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2010-11-17

I think BSD got this one right: just use the driver's name and add a number at the end. Perhaps this too would need persistence rules though. If only the .config format were a bit closer to BSD's and provided a way to hardwire a device name-bus address pair...

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by phoenix on Wed 26th Jan 2011 16:30 in reply to "-"
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/boot/loader.conf can be used for this, using the format specified in /boot/device.hints. Don't use the hints file, though, as that can be deleted/replaced as part of an installworld/mergemaster run.

Pretty much anything can be wired down to a specific target, on a specific device, on a specific bus using that.

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by foregam on Thu 27th Jan 2011 00:29 in reply to "RE: -"
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2010-11-17

> /boot/loader.conf can be used for this
I guess you're talking recent FreeBSD here. The last release I used was 4.11, if I'm not mistaken. However, on NetBSD 1.4Z (that's what I run here), you do it in ye goode olde way.
I'd love to see a new human readable and writable .config format for Linux.

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