[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.5.5 development release available

Derrick J Brashear openafs-info@openafs.org
Thu, 3 Aug 2006 23:49:59 -0400 (EDT)

The OpenAFS Gatekeepers announce the availability of OpenAFS Development
version 1.5.5 .  Source files and available binaries can be
accessed via the web at:


or via AFS at:


Release 1.5.5 of OpenAFS is the fifth in a series of unstable
development builds leading up to the 1.6 stable release series.

1.5.5 includes the following changes since 1.5.3:

All platforms:
* fileserver now includes sane ACL switch for hinting to clients that the 
k bit is used for read lock ability, w for write locks.

* fileserver and volserver now log for error conditions which may cause 

* rx avoids a stack overrun when more packets are needed.

* volserver avoids holding a lock too long when purging volumes.

* tsm is updated to work with the new AIX 5 interface.

* AFS/NFS translator (with additional support for xen) is included.

* Cross compile fixes

* Packaging improvements


* 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

* Ignore CIFS timeouts.  Use AFS RPC Hard Dead Timeouts.

* 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

* NSIS and WiX Installer Frameworks updated to the latest versions

* Improved Kerberos Logon Integration

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