[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.7.29 released for Microsoft Windows

Jeffrey Altman openafs-info@openafs.org
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:09:19 -0500

OpenAFS 1.7.29 is the next a series of OpenAFS clients for the Microsoft
Windows platform that is implemented as a native file system.
Significant changes since 1.7.28:

 * Performance improvements:
   . Avoid unnecessary mount point resolution.
   . More efficient writing of file data to the file server
     for length extending writes.
   . Fix buffer hash algorithm bug that resulted in cache misses.
 * Fix bug that could result in lost synchronous write IRPs
   in the kernel.
 * The above mentioned buffer hash bug could also result in
   data corruption.

1.7.29 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 1.7.29 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