[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.7.22 released for Microsoft Windows

Jeffrey Altman openafs-info@openafs.org
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:35:06 -0400

OpenAFS 1.7.22 is the next a series of OpenAFS clients for the Microsoft
Windows platform that is implemented as a native file system.
Significant changes since 1.7.21:

 * Improved garbage collection and reduced kernel memory usage

 * Redesigned I/O processing pathway results in higher throughput
   across a broad range of use cases as measured by 'iozone'.

 * New Symlink implementation provides improved compatibility
   with applications aware of NTFS Symlinks. Symlinks can be
   created and deleted using the Win32 API.

 * More accurate reporting of volume state information via

 * Many bugs fixed.

1.7.22 is the recommended release of OpenAFS for Microsoft Windows
users. It supports Microsoft Windows client operating systems from
Windows XP SP3 through Windows 8 and Windows Server operating
systems from 2003 SP2 through 2012.  The 1.7.22 Windows client is
fully compatible with all AFS server versions.

For UNIX, Linux, and MacOS X the recommended production-ready release of
OpenAFS is 1.6.2.

Source code and binaries can be downloaded from


Please visit http://www.openafs.org/windows.html for up to date
information on the status of the OpenAFS for Windows client.

Please send reports of successful deployments to


and report problems to


Jeffrey Altman
for the OpenAFS Gatekeepers