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Re: Yep, names like p4p1 are soooo much better than eth0 :-(

From: inode0 <inode0_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Oct 16 2011 - 01:30:51 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 8:08 PM, Robert Myers <rbmyersusa@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/16/2011 04:24 AM, John Aldrich wrote:
>>> On Thu October 13 2011, Darryl L. Pierce wrote:
>>>>> The adults also realize that Fedora already has a process pretty much
>>>>> exactly as Thomas described, and participate in it if they want to.
>>>>
>>> Really? What is it? How do we access this wondrous special forum on
>>> changing device names on a whim of a dev?
>>
>> Nothing major like this gets changed on whims. This change was done to
>> solve real world problems.
>>
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ConsistentNetworkDeviceNaming
>>
>> The special forum is just linux kernel mailing list and fedora devel
>> list where this was broadly announced and discussed. All major features
>> follow the feature process
>> (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Policy) and gets voted upon by
>> the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee which itself is a body elected
>> by the Fedora contributors. If you subscribe and follow fedora devel
>> list, you can follow all such discussions in the future.
>>
> A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
>
> Your description of the process betrays exactly what is wrong with it.
> It's a hobby shop for geeks with a very narrow perspective on
> computers and how they are actually used.
>
> Even Microsoft tests changes on *users*. Of course, Fedora is sort of
> a beta distribution for RedHat.

Everyone is welcome to help test new features.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2011-01-27_Network_Device_Naming_With_Biosdevname

Users can with very little effort become contributors in this project
and helping with testing is one of the places where people with just
about any skill set can make valuable contributions.

John
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