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Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces

On 30/06/2012 2:47 AM, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
>> > For example being able to name Xen virtual interfaces in the
>> > Dom0 with a user defined name, but I'm sure other users will come up with
>> > other uses. What would you require for this functionality?
>> At the very last, being able to get the driver name and instance
>> number in a convenient way (e.g. in ifconfig output).
> Ok, I will take a look at that, which I guess will require the
> introduction of a new ioctl and a corresponding field in ifnet.
> You could always find the original name in dmesg, since everytime
> the name changes a line is printed, but I agree it might be
> confusing and difficult if you perform a lot of renames.

Start with making the information available through drvctl
as part of the property list for the driver and don't worry
about ifconfig.


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