Andrew Morton writes:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Which basically takes us back to the thing I did in
> > > December: allocate and reserve the device name at the
> > > start of probe, and publish it (ie: make it eligible for
> > > open) at the end of probe.
> > How does this solve the problem I just described, where device B gets
> > options intended for device A?
> Or where someone swaps your NICs around. Or where the kernel changes
> its bus scan direction. Or when you're using /sbin/hotplug to load
> the drivers and the wind is in the South East.
> It doesn't. We need to be able to address interfaces by MAC address,
> bus location, etcetera to solve these things.
/dev/netif/eth0 symlink to /dev/bus/pci0/slot1/function0/eth