Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215115
eth0 gets renamed to dev23778
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:03:59 EDT
Description of problem: eth0 gets renamed to dev23778
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: I've only seen this on one system.
Steps to Reproduce:
I've got a system with onboard dual on board tg3 drivers and an addin dual e1000
Anaconda created the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth<X> files and it
put the e1000 as eth0 and eth1 and the tg3 as eth2 and eth3.
When the system boots the tg3 module gets finished loading first and it puts the
tg3 as eth0 and eth1 and the e1000 as eth2 and eth3.
Then udev tries to rename them but it gets very confused and I end up with
tg3 as dev23778, eth1 and the e1000s as eth2 and eth3.
I renamed /sbin/start_udev and that seemed to make the problem go away so I'm
pretty sure this is a udev bug.
Make sure you have HWADDR in all your ifcfg-ethX files, and that you have
installed the errata initscripts. That should solve the issue.