device names in Ubuntu

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Jun 4 10:42:46 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jun 01, 2013 at 04:27:53PM +0300, Kevin Wilson wrote:
> 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?

We enabled this by default on new server installations since Ubuntu

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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