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

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Sat Feb 15 10:59:08 PST 2014

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:56 AM,  <Charles_Rose at dell.com> wrote:
> 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.


any opinion about adding hardware/device-specific network interface
names to the hwdb, and apply them by default if nothing else specifies
a name?


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