[CentOS] RHEL 6.1 beta

Fri May 6 05:03:18 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/5/11 11:34 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Thu, 5 May 2011, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> I do not have personal experience with CentOS, but I have seen different
>> X86-PC MB's on embedded units/routers recognizing LAN and Wireless NIC's
>> differently ones from PCI1 to PCI5, others from PCI5 to PCI1, one MB
>> even without any order at all.  I had now Monitor so I had to power the
>> unit, guess NIC to connect to, login and see what was recognized in what
>> order.
> Built from the sources that will become a CentOS 6 series,
> there is a more mature udev implementation, which tracks MAC
> addresses, and assigns them 'durably' to persist at a given
> device name.  Debian testing supports a similar approach, but
> with more manual intervention
> I'll try to blog about it, but once one knows the 'secret' it
> is not all that hard to predict -- This unit has three NICs
> (two onboard of the same type and an addon) which do NOT
> 'wander around' through reboots

But can you swap the disk into a new chassis of identical hardware and have it 
come up with the right subnets on the NICs in the corresponding physical 
positions?  Without knowing MAC addresses ahead of time?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com