Re: Future of liblockdep
From: alexander . levin
Date: Wed May 03 2017 - 23:43:40 EST
On Wed, May 03, 2017 at 10:19:55PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 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. 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 is also out-of-date.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:
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/6/17/1044
> > As well as an updated maintainers entry:
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/7/29/431
> > 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:
Thanks Ben. I got it building again on 4.11, will run a few more tests in the
morning and will send a pull request.