udev should not create a persistency-rule for virtualbox virtio network card

Bug #726635 reported by Daniel Golle on 2011-02-28
This bug affects 4 people
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udev (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: udev

Similarly to the way virtual interfaces of VMWare and KVM are ignored in /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules this should also apply to VirtualBox.

tags: added: patch
Alex Bligh (ubuntu-alex-org) wrote :

Note that this does not appear to be an officially assigned range, but a borrowed one. See:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
BUGHUNTER (bughunter) wrote :
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on 12.04 this annoyance still exists - debian package has updated /lib/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules with virtualbox-friendly rules - please copy and paste from e.g. http://packages.qa.debian.org/u/udev.html

# These rules generate rules to keep network interface names unchanged
# across reboots and write them to /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.

# variables used to communicate:
# MATCHADDR MAC address used for the match
# MATCHID bus_id used for the match
# MATCHDRV driver name used for the match
# MATCHIFTYPE interface type match
# COMMENT comment to add to the generated rule
# INTERFACE_NAME requested name supplied by external tool
# INTERFACE_NEW new interface name returned by rule writer

ACTION!="add", GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"
SUBSYSTEM!="net", GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"

# ignore the interface if a name has already been set
NAME=="?*", GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"

# device name whitelist
KERNEL!="eth*|ath*|wlan*[0-9]|msh*|ra*|sta*|ctc*|lcs*|hsi*", \

# ignore Xen virtual interfaces
SUBSYSTEMS=="xen", GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"

# ignore UML virtual interfaces
DRIVERS=="uml-netdev", GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"

# ignore "secondary" raw interfaces of the madwifi driver
KERNEL=="ath*", ATTRS{type}=="802", GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"

# ignore "secondary" monitor interfaces of mac80211 drivers
KERNEL=="wlan*", ATTRS{type}=="803", GOTO="persistent_net_generator_end"

# by default match on the MAC address and interface type

# match interface dev_id
ATTR{dev_id}=="?*", ENV{MATCHDEVID}="$attr{dev_id}"

# These vendors are known to violate the local MAC address assignment scheme
# Interlan, DEC (UNIBUS or QBUS), Apollo, Cisco, Racal-Datacom
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:07:01:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# 3Com
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:60:60:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# 3Com IBM PC; Imagen; Valid; Cisco; Apple
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:60:8c:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# Intel
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:a0:c9:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# Olivetti
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:aa:3c:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# CMC Masscomp; Silicon Graphics; Prime EXL
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:cf:1f:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# Prominet Corporation Gigabit Ethernet Switch
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:e0:3b:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# BTI (Bus-Tech, Inc.) IBM Mainframes
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="02:e6:d3:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# Novell 2000
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="52:54:4c:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# Realtec
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="52:54:ab:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"
# Kingston Technologies
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="e2:0c:0f:*", GOTO="globally_administered_whitelist"

# ignore interfaces with locally administered or null MAC addresses
# and VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM, Virtualbox and Xen virtual interfaces
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="?[2367abef]:*", ENV{MATCHADDR}=""
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="00:00:00:00:00:00", ENV{MATCHADDR}=""
ENV{MATCHADDR}=="00:0c:29:*|00:50:56:*|00:05:69:*|00:1C:14:*", \


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