Re: Future of liblockdep

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Wed May 03 2017 - 17:20:22 EST

On Wed, 2017-05-03 at 21:00 +0000, alexander.levin@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Wed, May 03, 2017 at 09:13:57PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > liblockdep hasn't been buildable since (I think) Linux 4.6.ÂÂI sent
> > Sasha fixes for that last June and he included these in a pull request
> > to Ingo, but somehow they never reached mainline.ÂÂLinux 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.ÂÂSasha's address in MAINTAINERS
> > is also out-of-date.
> >
> > Please either maintain liblockdep properly or delete it.ÂÂWe 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
> cracks.
> 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.

I had some other fixes that I was waiting to send:


Ben Hutchings
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