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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 23:24:12 +0200
From:      "Yony Yossef" <yonyossef.lists@gmail.com>
To:        "'H.fazaeli'" <fazaeli@sepehrs.com>
Cc:        freebsd-net@freebsd.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: howto determine network device unit number? device.hints?
Message-ID:  <000b01c9768e$745aa160$220f000a@mtl.com>
In-Reply-To: <496E11B7.3010608@sepehrs.com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: H.fazaeli [mailto:fazaeli@sepehrs.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:24 PM
> To: Yony Yossef
> Cc: freebsd-net@freebsd.org; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org; 
> Eitan Shefi; Oleg Kats; Liran Liss
> Subject: Re: howto determine network device unit number? device.hints?
> 
> 
> you may not change unit numbers as they are strictly 
> controlled by kernel.
> However, on freebsd 5.3+, you may use 'ifconfig name <your-name-here>'
> to achieve the same affect
> 

Sorry, I don't understand the usage of ifconfig you suggested and the effect
it will cause.
Can you please explain it?
Yony

> 
> Yony Yossef wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to determine the unit number of my network cards, e.g.
> > make the device on pci0:16 be assigned every time with unit 
> number 0 
> > and pci0:19 with unit number 1.
> >
> > Is it done by /boot/device.hints?
> > if so, how?
> >
> > My cards are:
> >
> > mtnic0@pci0:19:0:0:     class=0x020000 card=0x001715b3 
> chip=0x636815b3
> > rev=0xa0 hdr=0x00
> > mtnic1@pci0:16:0:0:     class=0x020000 card=0x001715b3 
> chip=0x636815b3
> > rev=0xa0 hdr=0x00
> >
> > So I've tried:
> >
> > hint.mtnic.0.at="pci0:16"
> > hint.mtnic.1.at="pci0:19"
> >
> > but it doesn't work. They keep switching arbitrarily.
> > I'm using FreeBSD 7.0.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Yony
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> 
> Best regards.
> 
> Hooman Fazaeli <hf@sepehrs.com>
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