Re: ath5k and network manager

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 18:50 +0300, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> [CCing networkmanager mailing list]
> Michael Buesch wrote:
> > On Thursday 20 September 2007, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> >> On 9/20/07, Stephen Hemminger <shemminger-de/tnXTf+JLsfHDXvbKv3WD2FQJk+8+b public gmane org> wrote:
> >>> Network manager doesn't seem to detect ath5k. Perhaps it is because
> >>> it is name "ath0".  I think device should follow the convention of using
> >>> name "wifi0" rather than BSD convention of putting driver name in device name.
> >> I couldn't agree anymore. But my ath5k kicks out a wlan%d name as with
> >> any other mac80211 driver. Is yours coming out to ath%d ?
> > 
> > Probably udev renames it.
> IMHO, NetworkManager should cope with whatever name is assigned to a device.
> AFAIK, device names are only "suggestions" by the drivers; the user may
> rename the device name (either by "ip link set name", with ifrename or
> with udev rules) to his liking, e.g. home.

0.7 svn trunk uses device indexes internally already.

> Granted, seems a bit of an overkill to rename a device on a machine
> where NetworkManager is in charge of the device but still, there is no
> reason why it shouldn't be allowed.

No reason why you shouldn't be able to do this with NM.


> Regards,
> Faidon
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