Linked by AdamW on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:10 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora is holding a Test Day tomorrow (2011-01-27) to test a new network device naming scheme, as implemented by the biosdevname utility provided by Dell. biosdevname aims to give network interfaces names that are both consistent and appropriate to their physical attributes (onboard device number, or PCI slot), an approach that has been kicked around upstream for a while. This new system will likely come to most distros in future. The Fedora test day will concentrate on making sure it behaves as intended on both new installations and upgrades.
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RE: Comment by sb56637
by gilboa on Fri 28th Jan 2011 07:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by sb56637"
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Had you bothered to look at the actual link instead of simply spreading FUD, you'd notice the that new naming convention tries to to force some login into the selection of device names, e.g.:
- Embedded devices: emX
- Add-in PCI cards: pciX#Y_Z
All of this marks an amazing improvement over the current situation where I'm forced to manually edit the ifcfg-ethX files and rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules in-order to force some sense into the device naming selecting on servers with two on-board 1GbE ports and multiple quad 1GbE / dual 10GbE NICs.

- Gilboa

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