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From: Sebastian Pipping <sping@g.o>
Subject: Re: blkid
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 17:49:24 +0200
Hello Richard,



On 05/19/2012 05:33 PM, Richard Farina wrote:
> Why was blkid removed from 3.4.32->3.4.33.1 ?

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
  https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=390635

- The version of util-linux seemed superior to the one from e2fsprogs
  https://blog.hartwork.org/?p=1739

- 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?

Best,



Sebastian


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