[cgl_discussion] RE: MV open projects analysis

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Jun 27 09:43:20 PDT 2003


On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 10:40:29AM +0300, ville.lavonius at nokia.com wrote:
> > From: ext Greg KH [mailto:greg at kroah.com]
> > On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 16:45:59 +0300, Johannes.Jaskar wrote:
> > > -Gap Analysis: The first working piece of software renames network
> > > interfaces. It currently works for ethernet devices, by means of a
> > > configuration file akin to /etc/fstab.
> > 
> > Any reason using nameif(8) doesn't work for you for this task?
> 
> Embarrassingly enough we missed nameif on the first checkup, but became
> aware of it during the project.  
> 
> However, plain vanilla nameif would not be sufficient, since it only 
> supports mapping between names and MAC-addresses, and our product needed 
> mapping to between names and PCI-addresses (to make all blades in the 
> cluster fully interchangeable without configuration file editing).  
> 
> Pushing the changes to nameif would at least bring the functionality 
> to more people - as it stands now, we haven't received a single query,
> patch or bug report through sourceforge.  

I would suggest doing this, it would provide a much wider audience for
this feature.

thanks,

greg k-h



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