Bug 82507 - RFE: orinoco_cs: option _not_ to use the default ethXX name.
Summary: RFE: orinoco_cs: option _not_ to use the default ethXX name.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: phoebe
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On: 100622
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-22 22:18 UTC by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-19 16:57:17 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Quick patch to add names= parameter. (1.79 KB, patch)
2003-01-23 04:11 UTC, Aleksey Nogin
no flags Details | Diff

Description Aleksey Nogin 2003-01-22 22:18:32 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2003-01-23 04:11:45 UTC
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

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-19 16:57:17 UTC
This needs to be done upstream.

Comment 3 Aleksey Nogin 2003-02-20 01:51:40 UTC
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

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