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Ian McDonald ian.mcdonald@j...
Tue Aug 1 11:46:06 NZST 2006

> As I understand it, this is less than trivial. For example, say you have two
> usb sticks. if you swap them to different ports can you really expect udev to
> still be able to identify them uniqely? Many devices have no way of doing
> this that is consistent. If you attempt to create a method to implement this,
> it very quickly becomes a messy black art type situation, where guesswork is
> as useful as good programming.
Understand what you are saying there. The problem Bruce and I and
others are having is that cards inside a PC that doesn't move keep on
changing device names...

Linux (udev really) needs to get it's s*** together here! It's no fun
when your server stops working because two ethernet cards decided to
swap device names.
Ian McDonald
WAND Network Research Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Waikato
New Zealand

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