Subject: Re: A possible way of handling variant/common devices
To: Jonathan Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 03/28/1997 17:58:54
> I guess I'm missing the point. What would an _autoconfig_ parent for
> Ethernet, or FDDI, or whatever, devices give us that we can't already
> do with config's attribute mechanism, and the kernel config attributes
> that exist for ether, fddi, arcnet, etc?
It's purely a user-interface, user-convenience issue.
If your first LAN interface is always at lan0, not at one of
(this list was generated mechanically, and may leave out a few things..)
then scripts and instructions for doing installation and configuration
can be much simpler.