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From: Richard Farina <sidhayn@...>
Subject: Re: blkid
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 13:39:09 -0400
On 05/19/12 11:49, Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> 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?

Ahh, my mistake, that's why I missed it, I was only really concerned
with the loss of e2fsprogs
> 
> 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?
> 
I need e2fsck and mke2fs _in_ initramfs for changes saving partition
support on aufs.  This is my patch which applies cleanly against 3.4.32
(which by the way doesn't work at all, something about /sbin/mingetty
missing but I'm sure you already fixed that):

https://code.google.com/p/pentoo/source/browse/portage/trunk/sys-kernel/genkernel/files/aufs-changes-e2fsprogs-2.diff

If util-linux has e2fsck and mke2fs I'd be happy to make the needed
changes, but I don't see anything usable when I qlist util-linux.

Please let me know how you would prefer I proceed (just don't suggest
that I break the aufs stuff up because I'm far more likely to break it
than submit working chunks of code.).

thanks,
Zero
> Best,
> 
> 
> 
> Sebastian
> 
> 



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