Subject: Re: A possible way of handling variant/common devices
To: Jonathan Stone <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-kern
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.

						- Bill