[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.7.27 released for Microsoft Windows

Jeffrey Altman openafs-info@openafs.org
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:10:37 -0400

OpenAFS 1.7.27 is the next a series of OpenAFS clients for the Microsoft
Windows platform that is implemented as a native file system.
Significant changes since 1.7.26:

 * Alternative fix for Trend Micro deadlocks. The previous fix created
   the opportunity for an out of order lock acquisition that in turn
   would cause its own deadlocks.

 * Delay mount point target evaluation to reduce clock time during
   directory enumeration.

 * Cache status information for deleted files to avoid issuing RPCs
   to the file server which could trigger the file server's abort
   threshold and resulting client throttling.

1.7.27 is the recommended release of OpenAFS for Microsoft Windows
users. It supports Microsoft Windows client operating systems from
Windows XP SP3 through Windows 8.1 and Windows Server operating
systems from 2003 SP2 through 2012 R2.  The 1.7.27 Windows client is
fully compatible with all AFS server versions.

For UNIX, Linux, and MacOS X the recommended production-ready release of
OpenAFS is 1.6.5.

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