Question about network interface naming and devfs(5)!

Ermal Luçi ermal.luci at
Mon Apr 7 19:27:13 UTC 2008


it seems that devfs(5) is not consistent with network interface naming feature.

Network interface naming is offered by ifconfig $interface name $name.
This feature is really helpful to distinguish interfaces properly in a
machine and helps in scripting things.
The problem is that the ioctl that renames the device advertises it as
an interface arrival event which devfs does not handle and such you
have inconsistence between ifconfig output and the information in

Are there any plans to fix this or is there any issue for not making
devfs(5) aware of network interfaces events?!


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