Re: Future of liblockdep

From: alexander . levin
Date: Wed May 03 2017 - 17:02:18 EST

On Wed, May 03, 2017 at 09:13:57PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> liblockdep hasn't been buildable since (I think) Linux 4.6. I sent
> Sasha fixes for that last June and he included these in a pull request
> to Ingo, but somehow they never reached mainline. Linux 4.8 broke
> liblockdep further, and I gave up packaging it for Debian.
> There have been no other changes to liblockdep since then, other than a
> general change in the tools/ directory. Sasha's address in MAINTAINERS
> is also out-of-date.
> Please either maintain liblockdep properly or delete it. We shouldn't
> keep code in the tree in a broken state.

Hi Ben,

I indeed received those patches and forwarded them on:

As well as an updated maintainers entry:

But I failed to follow up on that and it seems to have fallen through the

I'll get it back into shape, sorry.

I also don't expect many changes to liblockdep other than keeping it buildable,
if there are any missing features or bugs you'd like to discuss I'd be happy to
look into those.