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On 05/19/2012 05:33 PM, Richard Farina wrote:
> Why was blkid removed from 3.4.32->18.104.22.168 ?
It wasn't actually removed, it was replaced by blkid of util-linux.
Does that answer the question already?
It was a mix of reasons:
- Someone wanted nilfs recognition which blkid of util-linux has more
than that of e2fsprogs
- The version of util-linux seemed superior to the one from e2fsprogs
- The new copy_binaries function allows us to use non-static binaries
where it makes sense
- It made future maintenance of genkernel a bit easier
> Not that I care specifically about blkid but my aufs patches which I was
> about to submit need e2fsprogs
What do they need it for? Is it needed _in_ the initramfs?