70-persistent-net.rules not created

jmscott at setex.ipcallback.com jmscott at setex.ipcallback.com
Sat Jan 9 09:58:31 PST 2010


On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 11:36:19PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> jmscott at setex.ipcallback.com wrote:
> 
> > Nope, appears that /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules is missing.
> > I see many but no obvious errors in the output of of the 'for' loop in the 
> > blurb in paragraph 7.13.1:
> > 
> > 	for NIC in /sys/class/net/* ; do
> >     		INTERFACE=${NIC##*/} udevadm test --action=add $NIC
> > 	done
> > 
> > Perplexing.
> 
> If you do
>    INTERFACE=eth0 udevadm test --action=add eth0
> 
> Do you get anything?
> 
now i'm seeing the error

	unable to open device '/syseth0'

hmmm.  scrolling through my history, i see i definitely didn't get that 
error earlier.  still no /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

> Actually, since you have only one nic, you don't need 
> 70-persistent-net.rules.  The only nic will always be given eth0.
> 
> 
> > Since udev isn't critical to booting a kernel, I suppose
> > I can keep soldiering forward, but I'd prefer to follow the letter of 
> > the Book ...
> 
> Actually udev is critical.  You won't get any devices without it.  The 
> network devices aren't critical though.

quite right.

> 
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