[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.3.71 released
Derrick J Brashear
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 04:27:57 -0400 (EDT)
OpenAFS 1.3.71 is now available for download from the openafs.org web
In addition to the gzipped tarfile of source, binary distributions of
OpenAFS 1.3.71 are available for Windows XP and 2003 as both an MSI and an
For Windows, 1.3.71 is the currently supported stable client. The
following paragraphs detail changes in the Windows client; Note that if you
have XP and are moving to service pack 2, you need 1.3.70 or later.
For UNIX, 1.3.71 is a milestone in the 1.4 release cycle. Starting in 1.3.70,
platforms with pthreads support provide a volserver which like the fileserver
and butc backup system uses pthreads. Solaris versions 8 and above, AIX, IRIX,
OpenBSD, Darwin, MacOS and Linux clients support large (>2gb) files, and
provided fileservers have this option enabled. HP-UX may also support large
files, but has not yet been verified. We hope sites which can do so will make
use of 1.3.71 on their UNIX platforms and provide feedback to help us fix
any remaining issues before 1.4 is released.
The most critical change to the Windows client is a fix to ensure the
cm_Daemon process (which handles background tasks) continues to run and
maintain up server and callback state information.
The Unix clients include modifications to vfsck for Solaris 9, backing out
large token support for AIX until a long-term solution is found, updated
butc XBSA backup agent support, general Linux, NetBSD and AIX updates, and
a port for Linux on the IBM s390x 64 bit systems.
for the OpenAFS gatekeepers