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Evgeny Vereshchagin 7b4ab119f4 tests: integrate test_mount_fuzz into the testsuite 2 years ago
.github/workflows travis: turn on CIFuzz 2 years ago
Documentation docs: update v2.36-ReleaseNotes 2 years ago
bash-completion bash-completion: add irqtop/lsirq --softirq 2 years ago
config build-sys: gtkdoc-fixxref v1.27 requires module option 5 years ago
disk-utils Manual pages: sfdisk.8: Use less aggressive indenting 2 years ago
include tests: integrate test_mount_fuzz into the testsuite 2 years ago
lib docs: reword others "allow to" 2 years ago
libblkid libblkid: (docs) add missing references 2 years ago
libfdisk libfdisk: fix fdisk_reread_changes() for extended partitions 2 years ago
libmount tests: integrate test_mount_fuzz into the testsuite 2 years ago
libsmartcols libsmartcols: (docs) fix reference 2 years ago
libuuid libuuid: (test) make sure UUID is terminated [coverity scan] 2 years ago
login-utils Manual pages: nologin.8: formatting fixes 2 years ago
m4 build-sys: add missing NR underscore to UL_CHECK_SYSCALL() 3 years ago
misc-utils Manual pages: wipefs.8: Formatting fixes 2 years ago
po po: update fr.po (from 2 years ago
schedutils doc: schedutils/*: Fix some warnings from "mandoc -T lint" 2 years ago
sys-utils Manual pages: wdctl.8: typo fix 2 years ago
term-utils Manual pages: agetty.8: Minor formatting and wording fixes 2 years ago
tests tests: integrate test_mount_fuzz into the testsuite 2 years ago
text-utils hexdump: automatically use -C when called as hd 2 years ago
tools tests: add a fuzzer for mnt_table_parse_stream 2 years ago
.editorconfig add .editorconfig 7 years ago
.gitignore lsirq: add new command 3 years ago travis: integrate util-linux with Coverity Scan 2 years ago
.travis.yml Merge branch 'coverity' of 2 years ago
AUTHORS docs: update AUTHORS file 2 years ago
COPYING docs: corrections to FSF license files, and postal address 11 years ago
ChangeLog docs: Correct ChangeLog URL to history log. 2 years ago cryptsetup: add option to use via dlopen in libmount 2 years ago
NEWS build-sys: release++ (v2.36) 2 years ago
README docs: add link to mail list archive 4 years ago
README.licensing docs: add GPLv3 text 3 years ago build-sys: improve bison version detection 5 years ago tests: add a fuzzer for mnt_table_parse_stream 2 years ago
util-linux.doap docs: replace FTP by HTTPS in URLs 6 years ago



util-linux is a random collection of Linux utilities

Note: for the years 2006-2010 this project was named "util-linux-ng".



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distribution's support system.



This project has no resources to provide support for distribution specific
issues. For end users it is recommended to utilize the distribution's
support system.


PO files are maintained by:


Standard releases:
major = fatal and deep changes
minor = typical release with new features
maint = maintenance releases; bug fixes only

Development releases:


Download archive:

SCM (Source Code Management) Repository:

Primary repository:
git clone git://

Backup repository:
git clone git://

Web interfaces:

Note: the GitHub repository may contain temporary development branches too.

The repository contains master (current development) and stable/*
(maintenance) branches only. All master or stable/* changes are always pushed
to both repositories at the same time.

Repository Branches: 'git branch -a'
master branch
- current development
- the source for stable releases when deemed ready.
- day-to-day status is: 'it works for me'. This means that its
normal state is useful but not well tested.
- long-term development or invasive changes in active development are
forked into separate 'topic' branches from the tip of 'master'.

stable/ branches
- public releases
- branch name: stable/v<major>.<minor>.
- created from the 'master' branch after two or more release
candidates and the final public release. This means that the stable
releases are committed, tagged, and reachable in 'master'.
- these branches then become forked development branches. This means
that any changes made to them diverge from the 'master' branch.
- maintenance releases are part of, and belong to, their respective
stable branch. As such, they are tags(<major>.<minor>.<maint>) and
not branches of their own. They are not part of, visible in, or
have anything to do with the 'master' development branch. In git
terminology: maintenance releases are not reachable from 'master'.
- when initially cloned (as with the 'git clone' command given above)
these branches are created as 'remote tracking branches' and are
only visible by using the -a or -r options to 'git branch'. To
create a local branch use the desired tag with this command:
'git checkout -b v2.29.2 v2.29.2'

Tags: 'git tag'
- a new tag object is created for every release.
- tag name: v<version>.
- all tags are signed by the maintainer's PGP key.

Known Bugs:
- don't use tag v2.13.1 (created and published by mistake),
use v2.13.1-REAL instead.


1) development (branch: <master>)

2) master release (tags: v2.29-rc1, v2.29-rc2, v2.29, branch: <master>)

3) development (work on v2.30, branch: <master>)

4) fork -- create a new branch <stable/v2.29> based on tag v2.29

4a) new patches or cherry-pick patches from <master> (branch: <stable/v2.29>)

4b) stable release (tag: v2.29.1, branch: <stable/v2.29>)

4c) more patches; another release (tag: v2.29.2, branch: <stable/v2.29>)

5) master release v2.30 (branch: <master>)

where 3) and 4) happen simultaneously.