[CentOS] bnxt_en :: interface renamed with a suffix

Fri Jan 15 11:26:17 UTC 2021
Adrian Sevcenco <Adrian.Sevcenco at spacescience.ro>

Hi! i had a very unpleasant surprise when an unconnected interface named 
enp97s0f1 was renamed when connected .. and after reboot i seen this in 
[    3.665192] bnxt_en 0000:61:00.1 enp97s0f1d1: renamed from enp97s0f1

does anyone have any idea what is going on? I disabled anything i could 
(to have a proper normal nic that do not act and do things behind the 
OS) like making sure that the broadcom nic is set to SF and disabled any
function that could be disabled.. so why the rename?