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Re: Bug#291495: ITP: blktool -- Program that does stuff with block devices

On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 12:00:30AM -0500, Eric Dorland wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : blktool
>   Version         : 4
>   Upstream Author : Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
> * URL             : http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : Program that does stuff with block devices

IMHO this short description is not very informative. Please be more
precise about what sort of "stuff" it does with block devices.
Suggestion: "Programm to query and change settings of block devices". 
> blktool is used for querying and/or changing settings of a block device.
> It is like hdparm but a more general tool, as it works on SCSI, IDE and 
> SATA devices.
> This code is still experimental and you should use it at your own risk
> as it could cause damage to your hardware.

Is it stable enough for inclusion in Debian? If it's experimental it
should probably go to experimental or at least be kept out of testing to
avoid having it in a release.


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