[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.4.2 beta 2 available

Derrick J Brashear openafs-info@openafs.org
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 16:29:07 -0400 (EDT)

The OpenAFS Gatekeepers announce the availability of OpenAFS version
1.4.2 beta 2.  Source files and available binaries can 
be accessed via the web at:


or via AFS at:


Changes since 1.4.1:

All platforms:

* Fixes a fileserver problem where a mobile client address or port change 
can lead to a delay of about one minute when a fileserver first gets 
traffic from the new address

* Avoid erroneously taking volumes offline when a resource allocation 
failure occurs in the fileserver

* 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


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

* 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

* PAG garbage collection is enabled by default on Linux

* Handle modern wire-protocol errors in locking code in client cache 

* Fix syscall probing for Linux 2.6.9

* Enable variable ticket length support for kernel token cache


* 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.

* 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.

* 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