[systemd-devel] RFC: Predictable Network Interface Names

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Wed Feb 13 10:29:10 PST 2013

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Tomasz Torcz <tomek at pipebreaker.pl> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 09:07:00AM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> On Monday 2013-01-07 23:29, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> >
>> >For your example the new code would pick a name of "enp0s0d0", i.e. for
>> >pci bus 0, slot 0, and dev_id 0.
>> Is it Solaris time yet? enp0s0d0, that's just like c0t0d0s0. And
>   Heh, just in time when Solaris 11 deprecated such names, choosing
> to name interfaces as net0, net1, net2....

The Solaris disk names are based on meaningless unpredictable
enumerations, they have never been topology based. They are just 3
levels deep, which made them only slightly better than a single
number, it's still the same useless enumeration with "inventing"
artificial numbers.

I don't remember seeing topology based names for network interfaces on
Solaris, they did that?


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