RE: ok, which wise guy did this?

From: Larry Sendlosky (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 11:19:45 EST

Didn't the same thing happen in the 2.2 -> 2.4
transition? I believe it was for all PCI devices.
And I thought there was a boot arg something
like pci=reverse. Does it still exist?


-----Original Message-----
From: jamal []
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:48 AM
Subject: ok, which wise guy did this?

I just booted my spanking new P4 HT PC last night using 2.5.58
and to my dissapointment the enumeration of the ethx devices is
reversed. I have 5 ethernet ports on this; eth0-4 on 2.4.x are now listed
as eth4-0. This is rude.
I immediately pointed a finger at monsieur J Garzik (thinking ethernet,
PCI enumeration hmm) but he has denied any responsibility ;-> ;-> He
thinks it may be the sysfs people.
Can anyone give justification for this? Regardless of justification
can we have some form of backward compatibility flag?


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