So is anybody already working on a fix? If not, I would try to
produce one over Xmas; your input & advice would be welcome.
PS: what is netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx?
> In message <E16FIK5-0000zS-00@qaip3> you write:
> > in Linux 2.2.20 I have a problem renaming the network interface dummy0
> > to eth0 and then starting a regular ethernet driver --- I would like
> > it to come up as eth1 but it comes up as eth0, messing up the dummy0
> > interface.
> What an interesting corner case. I assume that there's a good
> (speed?) reason why init_etherdev doesn't use dev_alloc_name() or
> Of course, I never thought anyone would rename interfaces to the names
> of other interfaces, so I never honestly considered it. It was more
> for large ISPs to name interfaces after their clients (I had a pppd
> hack that did this), for filtering and easy identification purposes.
> Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.