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[3]: And...
by gilboa on Mon 31st Jan 2011 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
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Well, yes. That you are mucking around in individual interface configs shows me that you missed the point of persistent-net.rules.

What makes you say that?
(See the comments below)

Then again, I don't find reading lspci output that hard ;)

Neither do I.
... But try explaining to a Windows admin how to sync persistent-net, if-cfg and lspci and you'll understand why this feature is -long- overdue.

And the point would be? The suggested change is only concerning hardware NICs, not bridges, tunnels or virtual devices. Dell's little tool is not touching those.

You have completely misunderstood my point.
My point was:
1. Giving network device according to their location (on-board, PCI-slot, etc) is a must when dealing with machines with large number of NICs.
2. Claiming that using non-ethX names will break modern network applications is absurd, given the large number of non-standard names being used today (brX, virtX, tapX, etc)

I respect your anguish, GNU/Linux can be frustrating -- it certainly frustrates me from time to time -- but you seem to be confusing some things here.

I believe you have completely mis-read my OP.

- Gilboa

Edited 2011-01-31 20:44 UTC

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