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Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 11:02:13 +0900
From: Dominique MARTINET <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Cc: Ismael Luceno <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] nftw: implement FTW_ACTIONRETVAL (GNU

Hi Rich, Ismael,

Rich Felker wrote on Wed, Mar 09, 2022 at 06:41:15AM -0500:
> On Wed, Mar 09, 2022 at 01:37:53PM +0900, Dominique MARTINET wrote:
> > Rich (or others), is there anything we can do to convince you the
> > feature would be interesting?
> > I had sent you recap from debian codesearch back in April last year:
> >
> > but didn't hear any reply.
> > 
> > It'd be great to just hear a final "no unless it gets more widely used"
> > so I could give up and work on converting bpftools to not depend on
> > it -- it's just frustrating due to the lack of reply, and while adding
> > FTW_ACTIONRETVAL to musl is easy converting a user to something else is
> > not so straightforward so I was putting it off...
> > 
> > (Conversely, if there is interest please say so as well -- my patch had
> > a couple of feedbacks I would be happy to address, but I just never sent
> > a v2 because it looked like it wouldn't be accepted anyway from your
> > (lack of) reaction. I don't care if my version of this one gets in
> > ultimately, and can help either way.)
> I don't recall whether my question original about meeting criteria for
> inclusion/exclusion was really addressed. I'll look back through the
> mails and if so then yes this is probably waiting on feedback from me.

For followup on my usecase, I've instead adapted bpftool to no longer
require FTW_ACTIONRETVAL (this specific call to nftw was replaced with
two nested readdir() loop), so bpftool now builds with stock musl
without this.

If there is ever interest again I'll be happy to finish polishing up any
implementation for this as I think it's quite handy, but otherwise I'll
just forget about it.


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