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Old 06-13-2011, 07:47 PM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#630404: linux-image-3.0.0-rc2-amd64: uses a literal "%d" in "wlan%d"

On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 19:01 +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 3.0.0~rc2-1~experimental.1
> Severity: minor
>
> Note that below the text "wlan%d" contains literally a "%d". This could
> be problematic since the machine in question can usefully use more than
> one wireless card (one built-in, plus a Cardbus or ExpressCard one).
[...]

Most network devices start out with a name like this, and the "%d" is
converted into a unique number when they're registered. However
mac80211 is making a copy of the device name before the device has been
registered. This is already known upstream and is likely to be fixed
soon.

Ben.

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