[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.4.2-beta3 available

Derrick J Brashear openafs-info@openafs.org
Thu, 3 Aug 2006 23:56:51 -0400 (EDT)

The OpenAFS Gatekeepers announce the availability of OpenAFS version
1.4.2 beta 3.  Source files and available binaries can
be accessed via the web at:


or via AFS at:


Changes since 1.4.1:
All platforms:
* Remove use of ubik_Call in the source code so prototypes are used.

* Avoid synchrony in call from the fileserver to the ptserver.

* Fix a bug in the backup suite when restoring.

* 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.


* 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

* 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

* NSIS and WiX Installer Frameworks update to the latest versions

* Improvements to the 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