Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188324
No eth interface numbering, when ONBOOT=no.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:59:15 EDT
Description of problem:
On my laptop I've 3 interfaces:
eth0: docking station
Only eth0 is set to ONBOOT=yes. In docking station everything works as expected.
But without docking station, eth0 from above is not there.
When I boot the system, eth1 is down, that's ok (ONBOOT=no), but
the wireless interface is eth0, because it's down (ONBOOT=no), but the
module is loaded. The wireless interface should be eth2, not eth0, so that
iwlist, iwconfig can be used and the config file is also ifcfg-eth2.
The rename is only done, in ifup, when the ONBOOT is set to yes, but it should
also take place, when the interface is down (ONBOOT=no), so that the interface
numbering is the same like in normal system state.
Simply check the MAC address and DEVICE name - this should match, independently
if the interface is down or up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Use eth0, eth1 and eth2. Only eth0 is ONBOOT=yes.
Remove eth0 and reboot. Now eth2 is eth0, not eth2.
Steps to Reproduce:
eth0 is wireless.
eth2 should be the wireless interface.
Please try 8.31.2-1 from updates-testing.
I tried it, and the interface numbering scheme seems to be ok. Thanks.