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Date:   Wed, 06 Jul 2022 05:40:12 +0000
To:     Quentin Monnet <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next] bpftool: Remove zlib feature test from Makefile


This patch was applied to bpf/bpf-next.git (master)
by Andrii Nakryiko <>:

On Tue,  5 Jul 2022 21:04:56 +0100 you wrote:
> The feature test to detect the availability of zlib in bpftool's
> Makefile does not bring much. The library is not optional: it may or may
> not be required along libbfd for disassembling instructions, but in any
> case it is necessary to build feature.o or even libbpf, on which bpftool
> depends.
> If we remove the feature test, we lose the nicely formatted error
> message, but we get a compiler error about "zlib.h: No such file or
> directory", which is equally informative. Let's get rid of the test.
> [...]

Here is the summary with links:
  - [bpf-next] bpftool: Remove zlib feature test from Makefile

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