[CentOS] OT: systemd Poll

Mon Apr 10 19:57:40 UTC 2017
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

I know this is systemd-punching day, but at least get your information

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 03:38:03PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>Why change names, such as rpc-idmapd to
> nfs-idmapd?

Unrelated to systemd, as far as I can tell.  Fedora adopted new names
that made more sense, and it was incorporated into RHEL7.

>And I've just been fighting today, because I have to munge the
> MAC address for a workstation, because they have old software that is very
> usefull, and there's no budget to pay the company that bought the software
> $15k (no kidding) so that they can shift the license to the new
> workstation, and that's tied to eth0 and the MAC.
> And *why* random NIC names? Quick, you've got servers from 5
> manufacturers, of different ages... what's the NIC going to be called? Do
> names like enp5s0 offer any convenience to *anyone* not a hardware
> engineer?

Unrelated to systemd.  This actually started happening in RHEL6 with
the biosdevname feature.  systemd can handle the NIC naming stuff, but
it started happening well before systemd appeared in RHEL.

Having consistent device names is helpful when you've got more than
one NIC and you don't want to rely on the order in which the network
driver is loaded to define the interface name.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>