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I'm trying to use udev to give relevant names a USB-serial device but I'm having now luck.

    # lsusb -d 04e2:1412 -v

    Bus 004 Device 028: ID 04e2:1412 Exar Corp. 
    Device Descriptor:
      bLength                18
      bDescriptorType         1
      bcdUSB               2.00
      bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
      bDeviceSubClass         2 Common Class
      bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
      bMaxPacketSize0        64
      idVendor           0x04e2 Exar Corp.
      idProduct          0x1412 
      bcdDevice            0.02
      iManufacturer           0 
      iProduct                0 
      iSerial                 0 
      bNumConfigurations      1
      Configuration Descriptor:
        bLength                 9
        bDescriptorType         2
        wTotalLength          141
        bNumInterfaces          4
        bConfigurationValue     1
        iConfiguration          0 
        bmAttributes         0xa0
          (Bus Powered)
          Remote Wakeup
        MaxPower               94mA
        Interface Association:
          bLength                 8
          bDescriptorType        11
          bFirstInterface         0
          bInterfaceCount         2
          bFunctionClass          2 Communications
          bFunctionSubClass       2 Abstract (modem)
          bFunctionProtocol       0 None
          iFunction               0 
        Interface Descriptor:
          bLength                 9
          bDescriptorType         4
          bInterfaceNumber        0
          bAlternateSetting       0
          bNumEndpoints           1
          bInterfaceClass         2 Communications
          bInterfaceSubClass      2 Abstract (modem)
          bInterfaceProtocol      1 AT-commands (v.25ter)
          iInterface              0 
          CDC Header:
            bcdCDC               1.10
          CDC ACM:
            bmCapabilities       0x06
              sends break
              line coding and serial state
          CDC Union:
            bMasterInterface        0
            bSlaveInterface         1 
          CDC Call Management:
            bmCapabilities       0x01
              call management
            bDataInterface          1
          Endpoint Descriptor:
            bLength                 7
            bDescriptorType         5
            bEndpointAddress     0x85  EP 5 IN
            bmAttributes            3
              Transfer Type            Interrupt
              Synch Type               None
              Usage Type               Data
            wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
            bInterval               2
        Interface Descriptor:
          bLength                 9
          bDescriptorType         4
          bInterfaceNumber        1
          bAlternateSetting       0
          bNumEndpoints           2
          bInterfaceClass        10 CDC Data
          bInterfaceSubClass      0 Unused
          bInterfaceProtocol      0 
          iInterface              0 
          Endpoint Descriptor:
            bLength                 7
            bDescriptorType         5
            bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT
            bmAttributes            2
              Transfer Type            Bulk
              Synch Type               None
              Usage Type               Data
            wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
            bInterval               0
          Endpoint Descriptor:
            bLength                 7
            bDescriptorType         5
            bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
            bmAttributes            2
              Transfer Type            Bulk
              Synch Type               None
              Usage Type               Data
            wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
            bInterval               0
        Interface Association:
          bLength                 8
          bDescriptorType        11
          bFirstInterface         2
          bInterfaceCount         2
          bFunctionClass          2 Communications
          bFunctionSubClass       2 Abstract (modem)
          bFunctionProtocol       0 None
          iFunction               0 
        Interface Descriptor:
          bLength                 9
          bDescriptorType         4
          bInterfaceNumber        2
          bAlternateSetting       0
          bNumEndpoints           1
          bInterfaceClass         2 Communications
          bInterfaceSubClass      2 Abstract (modem)
          bInterfaceProtocol      1 AT-commands (v.25ter)
          iInterface              0 
          CDC Header:
            bcdCDC               1.10
          CDC ACM:
            bmCapabilities       0x06
              sends break
              line coding and serial state
          CDC Union:
            bMasterInterface        2
            bSlaveInterface         3 
          CDC Call Management:
            bmCapabilities       0x01
              call management
            bDataInterface          3
          Endpoint Descriptor:
            bLength                 7
            bDescriptorType         5
            bEndpointAddress     0x86  EP 6 IN
            bmAttributes            3
              Transfer Type            Interrupt
              Synch Type               None
              Usage Type               Data
            wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
            bInterval               2
        Interface Descriptor:
          bLength                 9
          bDescriptorType         4
          bInterfaceNumber        3
          bAlternateSetting       0
          bNumEndpoints           2
          bInterfaceClass        10 CDC Data
          bInterfaceSubClass      0 Unused
          bInterfaceProtocol      0 
          iInterface              0 
          Endpoint Descriptor:
            bLength                 7
            bDescriptorType         5
            bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
            bmAttributes            2
              Transfer Type            Bulk
              Synch Type               None
              Usage Type               Data
            wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
            bInterval               0
          Endpoint Descriptor:
            bLength                 7
            bDescriptorType         5
            bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
            bmAttributes            2
              Transfer Type            Bulk
              Synch Type               None
              Usage Type               Data
            wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
            bInterval               0
    Device Status:     0x0000
      (Bus Powered)

The udev rules I'm trying are:

    KERNEL=="ttyUSB[0-9]*", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="01", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e2", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1412",  ACTION=="add", SYMLINK+="test_USB0"
    KERNEL=="ttyUSB[0-9]*", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="01", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e2", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1412",  ACTION=="add", SYMLINK+="test_USB1"
    KERNEL=="ttyUSB[0-9]*", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="02", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e2", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1412",  ACTION=="add", SYMLINK+="test_USB2"
    KERNEL=="ttyUSB[0-9]*", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="03", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e2", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1412",  ACTION=="add", SYMLINK+="test_USB3"

When I use only the first udev rule without the bInterfaceNumber attribute, like so:

    KERNEL=="ttyUSB[0-9]*", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e2", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1412",  ACTION=="add", SYMLINK+="test_USB0"

It works ok. I can see symbolic link /dev/test_USB0 created which points to /dev/ttyUSB0 but what about the other ttyUSB devices created when I plug in this usbserial device?

My guess is to use the bInterfaceNumber attribute but when I put that in, nothing happens and it seems to completely bypass my rule.

Can anyone help me with this?

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You can use ENV{ID_USB_INTERFACE_NUM}, defined in /lib64/udev/rules.d/60-persistent-serial.rules

Use "udevadm test" to check what environment available.

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