When a laptop has several removable net devices of different kind (wired/wirelss
in particular), it is much easier to handle the configuration when there is a
clear namespace separation. Both wavelan_cs (name=name1[,name2[,name3[,name4]]]
module param) and wvlan_cs (eth=0 module param) have the ability to use a device
name outside of the usual ethXX hierarchy. Now that the wvlan_cs driver is being
phased out by the orinoco_cs driver, it would be really nice if orinoco_cs
supported this feature as well.
Created attachment 89540 [details]
Quick patch to add names= parameter.
I wrote a quick patch that adds a names= module parameter (similar to that of
This needs to be done upstream.
Well, without that change *RedHat* is the one removing the functionality that
used to exist in 8.0 (when the wvlan_cs driver was used). Also, I have no
experience with getting things into the kernel...
Also, the way I read https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/bug_status.cgi,
"CLOSED UPSTREAM" means that it was actually reported upstream and so far it was