device names in Ubuntu

Kevin Wilson wkevils at
Sat Jun 1 13:27:53 UTC 2013

I recently moved form Fedora to Ubuntu and I have found many advantages.
However, I wonder about one question:
In fedora, for some years now, the device name scheme was changed.
For example, for network devices,
instead of using eth0, eth1, etc there is
em1, em2 for embedded device (built in on the board)
and p1p1,p2p1, ... for PCI devices which are on the PCI slot.

It is due to a package name biosdevname developed by Dell

also RHE adpoted it.

My question is: I found this new scheme very comfortable.
Is there a reason that Ubuntu does not use it ? Does Ubuntu intend to
adopt it?

Kevin Wilson

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