Re: Initialization order of PCI devices

From: Mark H. Wood (mwood@IUPUI.Edu)
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 13:36:34 EST

On Tue, 23 May 2000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> said:
> > Arghh hello world this is becoming a broken record. MAC addresses are
> > NOT always per card.
> Not always, true - but if you _have_ to pick an identifying feature and you
> for some reason don't want to use the order in which they're detected by the
> kernel, then it's not a bad second option.
> Yes, someone will probably be able to find a box which both inits its
> ethernet cards in a nondeterministic order and doesn't have unique MAC
> addresses, but sorting on MAC would be sufficient for a lot of people, and
> as it can be done in userspace, why not?

Please tell us who has been intentionally issuing cards with non-unique

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
2000-05-05 13:27:15 GMT -- still no icebergs in the White River

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