How to prevent the multiple NICs from being enumerated in the wrong order?

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Issue

The eth0 device was renamed "__tmp1174018308" after a reboot.

ifconfig -a | grep HW

__tmp1174018308 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1D:09:6A:78:EA 
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1D:09:6A:78:EC 
eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:17:19:39:38
eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:17:19:39:39

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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