Debian Bug report logs - #617820
RFP: biosdevname -- takes a kernel device name as an argument, and returns the BIOS-given name.

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Alex Mestiashvili <alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de>

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:09:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Alex Mestiashvili <alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: ITP: biosdevname -- takes a kernel device name as an argument, and returns the BIOS-given name.
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:05:15 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : biosdevname
  Version         : 0.3.7
  Upstream Author :  Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch@dell.com>
* URL             : http://linux.dell.com/biosdevname/
* License         : GPL2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     :  biosdevname in its simplest form takes a kernel 
device name
 as an argument, and returns the BIOS-given name it "should" be.
 .
 This is necessary on systems where the BIOS name for a given device
 (e.g. the label on the chassis is "Gb1") doesn't map directly and
 obviously to the kernel name (e.g. eth0).





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From: Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Cc: 617820@bugs.debian.org, Alex Mestiashvili <alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de>
Subject: Re: support for installing unconfigured systems (VM images, Debian Live images, preinstalled mobile/tablet images)
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 17:15:59 +0100
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 02:55:51PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> There is a new network device naming scheme that uses physical location
> (slot number or firmware-provided port number) to name PCI network
> devices.  So far this is implemented in Fedora 15 and RHEL 6.1 (!).  I
> assume this would generate consistent device names for network devices
> in VMs if the configurations differ only by MAC address.
> 
> Marco, do you have any plans for using this scheme as an option or as
> the default?

This is implemented in the biosdevname package, which I think we should
get into Debian.  I got it into Ubuntu a while back, but have been
neglecting to sync up Debian.  Alex, what's the progress of your ITP
(#617820)?  Would you like to work together based on my Ubuntu package
(https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/biosdevname), which in turn was
somewhat based on the packaging provided by upstream?

-- 
Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]




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From: md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri)
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 617820@bugs.debian.org, Alex Mestiashvili <alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de>
Subject: Re: support for installing unconfigured systems (VM images, Debian Live images, preinstalled mobile/tablet images)
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:34:45 +0200
On Aug 13, Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:

> > Marco, do you have any plans for using this scheme as an option or as
> > the default?
Yes, because the upstream maintainers decided that the current scheme
cannot work and will remove support for it.
I do not know how long it will be feasible to keep it as a Debian patch.

> This is implemented in the biosdevname package, which I think we should
I never bothered packaging it because AFAIK it is not needed with recent
kernels (and recent hardware?).

-- 
ciao,
Marco




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From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT>
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 617820@bugs.debian.org, Alex Mestiashvili <alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de>
Subject: Re: support for installing unconfigured systems (VM images, Debian Live images, preinstalled mobile/tablet images)
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 02:21:03 +0100
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On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 01:34 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 13, Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> 
> > > Marco, do you have any plans for using this scheme as an option or as
> > > the default?
> Yes, because the upstream maintainers decided that the current scheme
> cannot work and will remove support for it.
> I do not know how long it will be feasible to keep it as a Debian patch.

It works today for many users.  I don't see why it would stop working
for them.

> > This is implemented in the biosdevname package, which I think we should
> I never bothered packaging it because AFAIK it is not needed with recent
> kernels (and recent hardware?).

The kernel will continue to generate names using the formats eth%d,
wlan%d etc.  There needs some userland program to generate the new
device names, whether it's in the udev package or another package.

Ben.

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From: Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT>
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 617820@bugs.debian.org, Alex Mestiashvili <alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de>
Subject: Re: support for installing unconfigured systems (VM images, Debian Live images, preinstalled mobile/tablet images)
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 02:09:38 +0200
On Aug 14, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:

> > Yes, because the upstream maintainers decided that the current scheme
> > cannot work and will remove support for it.
> > I do not know how long it will be feasible to keep it as a Debian patch.
> It works today for many users.  I don't see why it would stop working
> for them.
This was my objection as well, but it was not well received.

> > > This is implemented in the biosdevname package, which I think we should
> > I never bothered packaging it because AFAIK it is not needed with recent
> > kernels (and recent hardware?).
> The kernel will continue to generate names using the formats eth%d,
> wlan%d etc.  There needs some userland program to generate the new
> device names, whether it's in the udev package or another package.
Yes, with appropriate rules udev should be able to rename the interfaces
without biosdevname.

-- 
ciao,
Marco




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From: Alex Mestiashvili <alex@biotec.tu-dresden.de>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 617820@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: support for installing unconfigured systems (VM images, Debian Live images, preinstalled mobile/tablet images)
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:02:41 +0200
On 08/13/2011 06:15 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 02:55:51PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>    
>> There is a new network device naming scheme that uses physical location
>> (slot number or firmware-provided port number) to name PCI network
>> devices.  So far this is implemented in Fedora 15 and RHEL 6.1 (!).  I
>> assume this would generate consistent device names for network devices
>> in VMs if the configurations differ only by MAC address.
>>
>> Marco, do you have any plans for using this scheme as an option or as
>> the default?
>>      
> This is implemented in the biosdevname package, which I think we should
> get into Debian.  I got it into Ubuntu a while back, but have been
> neglecting to sync up Debian.  Alex, what's the progress of your ITP
> (#617820)?  Would you like to work together based on my Ubuntu package
> (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/biosdevname), which in turn was
> somewhat based on the packaging provided by upstream?
>
>    
I liked the idea of biosdevname and use it for my hardware .
The are no big progress because I've seen the discussion about possible 
solution with udev rules .But I would like to make the package tidy 
.I'll look on your package as soon as I'll find some time .
Regards ,
Alex






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From: Ulrich Dangel <uli@spamt.net>
To: 617820@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Status for biosdevname
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:39:59 +0200
I just stumbled upon your ITP. Is there any progress so far?



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From: Alex Mestiashvili <alex@biotec.tu-dresden.de>
To: Ulrich Dangel <uli@spamt.net>, 617820@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#617820: Status for biosdevname
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:59:04 +0200
On 07/26/2012 12:39 AM, Ulrich Dangel wrote:
> I just stumbled upon your ITP. Is there any progress so far?

Hi,
Unfortunately there is no progress so far from my side.
Are you interested in the development ?

Regards,
Alex



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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 617820@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: biosdevname: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:06:08 +0200
retitle 617820 RFP: biosdevname --  takes a kernel device name as an argument, and returns the BIOS-given name.
noowner 617820
tag 617820 - pending
thanks

Hi,

A long time ago, you expressed interest in packaging biosdevname. Unfortunately,
it seems that it did not happen. In Debian, we try not to keep ITP bugs open
for a too long time, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to
refrain from packaging the software.

This is an automatic email to change the status of biosdevname back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in packaging biosdevname, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 617820 ITP: biosdevname --  takes a kernel device name as an argument, and returns the BIOS-given name.
 owner 617820 !
 thanks

It is also a good idea to document your progress on this ITP from time to
time, by mailing <617820@bugs.debian.org>.  If you need guidance on how to
package this software, please reply to this email, and/or contact the
debian-mentors@lists.debian.org mailing list.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: biosdevname -- takes a kernel device name as an argument, and returns the BIOS-given name.' from 'ITP: biosdevname -- takes a kernel device name as an argument, and returns the BIOS-given name.' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 17 Aug 2013 07:19:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Alex Mestiashvili <alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 17 Aug 2013 07:19:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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