[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.5.3 development release available

Derrick J Brashear openafs-info@openafs.org
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 15:53:57 -0400 (EDT)

The OpenAFS Gatekeepers announce the availability of OpenAFS Development
version 1.5.1 .  Source files and available binaries can be
accessed via the web at:


or via AFS at:


Release 1.5.3 of OpenAFS is the fourth in a series of unstable
development builds leading up to the 1.6 stable release series.

1.5.3 includes the following changes since 1.5.2:

All platforms:

* Introduces new API for making ubik calls to AFS database services

* Fileserver contains fixes to preclude synchronous waits on ubik calls 
from the fileserver to local cell protection database service.

* Backup suite prototyping and fixes.

* libcmd (the basis for all AFS command line programs) now supports 
-version and -help.

* ACK tracking in Rx when not using pthreads or in kernel (such as in vos) 
is now correct


* AIX 5 large file (>2gb) support fixes.

* Solaris 10 6/06 related issues with de-exported symbols and changes to 
the VFS rename interface fixed.

* Servers now support Rx bound to a single network interface, to deal with 
routing issues or to allow multiple instances of a service on a single 

* fileserver - volserver communication can now be done on a unix domain 

* MacOS and BSD interface detection code works correctly again (broken in 

* PAG garbage collection is enabled by default on Linux


* Removes race conditions and a deadlock introduced in 1.4.1

* Fixes ANSI filename option.

* Establishes new connections to file servers when
   IP address configuration changes are detected.

* Improved CIFS compatibility

* Cache Manager optimizations

* Fixes vlserver failover when mounting 'root.afs'
   (Freelance mode disabled)

* Installs help files in the correct location for use by afscreds.exe
   and afs control panel.

* Improve reporting of "over quota" and "disk full" errors.

* large file support has been added to CIFS and Cache Manager

* add new command "fs uuid [-generate]"

* Prevent crash when evaluating mount points to volumes that do
   not exist

* Removes auto-registration of AFS ID in foreign ptservers from
   Integrated Logon DLL.  This prevents crashes if the DLL is loaded
   and unloaded prior to termination of the process.

* Implements Inline Bulk Status AFS file server RPC.

* SDK moved to \Program Files\OpenAFS\SDK

Please Test and Submit Bug Reports:

Please assist us by testing this development release and providing
feedback. Bug reports should be filed to openafs-bugs@openafs.org.
Reports of success should be sent to openafs-info@openafs.org.

Derrick Brashear
for the OpenAFS gatekeepers