Updated biosdevname packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The biosdevname packages contain an optional convention for naming network interfaces; it assigns names to network interfaces based on their physical location. Biosdevname is disabled by default, except for a limited set of Dell PowerEdge, C Series, and Precision Workstation systems.
- Previously, biosdevname did not handle PCI cards with multiple ports properly. Consequently, only the network interface of the first port of these cards was renamed according to the biosdevname naming scheme. This bug has been fixed and network interfaces of all ports of these cards are now renamed as expected.
Users of biosdevname are advised to upgrade to these update packages, which fix this bug.