Gentoo Archives: gentoo-genkernel

From: Richard Farina <sidhayn@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-genkernel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-genkernel] blkid
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 20:23:07
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-genkernel] blkid by Richard Farina
On 05/19/12 13:39, Richard Farina wrote:
> 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-> ? >> >> 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 >> >> >> - 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? >> > 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):
Please ignore the /sbin/mingetty part, that is totally my fault, it just happened to randomly show up at the same time and is COMPLETELY unrelated. Thanks, Zero
> > > > 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 >> >> >