I had a problem with NICs and udev.
I tried to get in touch with Patrick Volkerding, but no reply..
Reproducing the problem:
Well, I did the tests with 2 setups. One of them:
- Configure a machine with one NIC (#1).
NIC #1 gets eth0.
- Add a NIC (#2) which will be detected before NIC #1 (ne2k stuff??).
- rc.udev erases /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules on boot.
NIC #2 gets eth0.
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
04:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
Plus a USB NIC. When I booted with the USB NIC plugged in,
Then, for testing, restored the file, took out one NIC.
Then, without the USB NIC, 70-persistent-net.rules had only one NIC, and
always round robbin after each boot.
Suggestion for a patch: (on 2009-04-14, against current as of 200812010258) rc.udev.patch