Re: [PATCH] ieee1394: eth1394: use "firewire%d" instead of "eth%d" as interface name

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Mon May 25 2009 - 06:58:27 EST

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 10:33, Matthias Schwarzott <zzam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sonntag, 24. Mai 2009, Stefan Richter wrote:
>> Christian Kujau wrote at LKML:
>> > If the patch will be accepted at all and it's not too late to ask: I'd
>> > vote for fw%d as well, "firefire" just looks too long, for me at least.
>> I think I'll leave the driver as it is.
>> As I just noticed, we would lose interface renaming by udev.
>> From udev/extras/rule_generator/75-persistent-net-generator.rules:
>> Â # device name whitelist
>> Â KERNEL!="eth*|ath*|wlan*[0-9]|msh*|ra*|sta*|ctc*|lcs*|hsi*",
>> GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"
>> Besides, if we can we should avoid fw%d because this will clash with
>> udev rules which match KERNEL=="fw*", as in
>> udev/rules/redhat/40-redhat.rules.
> I suggest a subsystem match here, or generally some
> SUBSYSTEM!="net", GOTO="end_of_file"
> around almost all rule files that should not match on network interfaces, as
> users can rename them to almost all crazy names.
> @Kay: Perhaps it could simplify some rulesets to have a special jump target or
> option to skip entiere rules files.

Not sure, if Fedora is using this rule file, there seems a lot of old
stuff in it. But the rule should be ignored for device without a
device node, when SYMLINK is given in the rule.

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