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Date:	Sat, 24 May 2008 06:53:17 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Jan Engelhardt <>
To:	Jon Masters <>
cc:	Thomas Graf <>, Rick Jones <>,
	"Kok, Auke" <>,,,
Subject: Re: network interface *name* alias support?

On Saturday 2008-05-24 06:25, Jon Masters wrote:
>I guess that would also work quite nicely for what I want to do, but the
>problem is that this will require either:
>*). The kernel decodes the DMI extension directly.
>*). We can first inform each device which slot it is in (set the slot).
>My intention is to implement whatever seems reasonable, and my reason
>for asking is that I am not a networking maintainer, so I want to know
>what seems reasonable :)

Why are we even looking at slot numbers? I do not think there is any
guarantee that the order of slots as a human would recognize them on
the board must always correspond to a monotonically increasing linear
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