[systemd-devel] [PATCH] rules: name Dell iDRAC virtual usb nic

Charles_Rose at Dell.com Charles_Rose at Dell.com
Wed Feb 12 15:56:17 PST 2014

On 02/12/2014 09:21 AM, Kay Sievers wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM,  <Charles_Rose at dell.com> wrote:
>  > From: Charles Rose <charles_rose at dell.com>
>  >
>  > Dell servers contain a virtual usb nic for systems management.
>  > Name the device 'idrac' to easily identify it.
> The 75-net-description.rules is doe describe interfaces, not to carry
> out any policy.
> Product specific matches do not really belong into default udev rules
> shipped by systemd, we should not add more of them.
> They might have a place in the hardware database files. I'm not
> exactly sure though, how to apply policy from the hwdb to renaming
> network devices, there is no user like that at the moment.
> What tool is supposed to find that named interface? Can't it just ship
> that rule in its own file?

The interface is generic in nature and would be used by multiple utilities/applications to access 
the iDRAC.

The web browser, openwsman, ssh might be some of them for now. This can also be used by customers 
with custom scripts (python/shell) to fetch/set systems management information.

> Kay

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