[OpenAFS-announce] First OpenAFS 1.6.10 release candidate available

Stephan Wiesand openafs-info@openafs.org
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:02:18 +0200

The OpenAFS 1.6 Release Team announces that the first 1.6.10 release =
1.6.10pre1 has been tagged in the OpenAFS source repository, available =


as tag: openafs-stable-1_6_10pre1 .

Source files and available binaries can be accessed via the web at:


or via AFS at:

  UNIX: /afs/grand.central.org/software/openafs/candidate/1.6.10pre1/
  UNC: \\afs\grand.central.org\software\openafs\candidate\1.6.10pre1\

Binaries are available for Fedora 19/20 and RHEL 5/6 thanks to Stephen =
For other platforms, they will be uploaded as they become available.

Besides many other fixes and enhancements, this release candidate =
includes the
following changes:

  * volscan(8), a swiss army knife utility for gathering information =
    volume content efficiently on the fileserver hosting it, was added.

  * The client now reports just under 2 TiB free space in /afs. =
    it reported 9 GiB on most platforms, which could cause problems with
    software checking for sufficient free space before attempting to =
    files larger than that.

  * Client support for Linux kernels up to at least 3.16

  * Support for FreeBSD 9.3 and 10.1

For the full list of user visible changes foreseen for 1.6.10, please =


There is a known issue with out-of-tree builds. This is being worked on =


and the final solution will be included in the 1.6.10 release.

Please assist us by deploying this prerelease and providing positive or
negative feedback. Bug reports should be filed to =
openafs-bugs@openafs.org .
Reports of success should be sent to openafs-info@openafs.org .

1.6 releases are no longer targeting MS Windows.

Stephan Wiesand, 1.6 Branch Release Manager
for the OpenAFS Release Team