[SM-Discuss] netconf MAC setting change
treeve at scarlet.be
Tue Jun 20 05:54:56 EDT 2006
On Tuesday 20 June 2006 11:24, Pieter Lenaerts wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 10:08:57AM +0200, Flavien Bridault wrote:
> > I just want to add that calling udevstart is definitely not possible
> > since it has just been removed from udev ;-) But there is certainly a
> > way to do the same with the current setup although I don't know it
> > yet... :-/
> right, iuso pointed it out to me as well, but as you say there's simply
> another way to have udev resource it's rules.
> there's been some more talk about the netconf/networking/device naming
> stuff on irc.
> the essentials:
> 1. using mac addresses or device names for reference is impossible since
> both are volatile, and can be changed together at the same time.
> 2. this led us to think about a bus and id variable pair, uniquely
> identifying the network devices. netconf could present the user with a
> list of devices from /sys/class/net/ and automagically fill the variable
> 3. any changes to the network device files either with netconf or
> manually can only be applied after a udev restart. this would be at boot
> or at a '$ telinit run network restart'
as far as I understand a recent message in the hotplug list, udev will detect
any changes to the rules files by means of inotify and automatically
> please comment, all. network support is pretty important for our distro so
> we wouldn't want any holes in the things we claim our configuration helpers
> can do.
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