Network device showing __tmp instead of ethX (Doc ID 1458683.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
x86 64 bit (for Enterprise Linux only)

Symptoms

Network device could show as '__tmpxxxxxxx' instead of ethX in a ifconfig report.

__tmp1654659780 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:28:BC:5A:94  
         BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
         Memory:df160000-df180000

Changes

 Such an entry appears in the ifconfig report when it finds a device for which there is no correct definition file.

Cause

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