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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).

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  11 Dec 2010 05:12

    Release Notes: A new naming convention is used for devices. Names are no longer provided for PCMCIA devices.

    •  22 Sep 2007 02:28

      Release Notes: Work has been done to integrate biosdevname with udev rules cleanly. This release, along with udev > 115, accomplishes that. A segfault in the PCMCIA code path and another segfault have been fixed. This release is available as a Debian package. There are some changes to the makefile and RPM spec file.

      •  03 Sep 2007 14:12

        Release Notes: libbiosdevname and the libsysfs dependency were eliminated. Packaging for Fedora and OpenSUSE RPMs and integration with udev 114 were improved.


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