> >> Can you think of any particular real world scenarios which are broken by
> >> the change?
> >
> > How about:
> >
> > man 8 dhclient-script
> >
> > The interface name is passed in $interface to the scripts. Do we get
> > the old name or the new name? I suspect scripts are going to break if
> > they are given the old name, which no longer exists.
> Yes but why would anyone change interface name while dhclient-script is
> running? Things will also go wrong if you try bringing interface down
> during the run or do some other configuration, right?

dhclient already handles the interface going down. sendto/recvfrom
fails and returns an error code. As far as i remember, dhclient then

> Running multiple configuration tools at the same moment is a bad
> idea, you never know what you're gonna end up with.

It could be argued that configuring an interface vs renaming an
interface are at different levels.


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