[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.6.10 release available

Stephan Wiesand openafs-info@openafs.org
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:05:53 +0200

The OpenAFS Release Team is pleased to announce the availability of
OpenAFS version 1.6.10 for UNIX/Linux. Source files and available
binaries can be accessed via the web at:


or via AFS at:


OpenAFS 1.6.10 is the next in the current series of stable releases
of OpenAFS for all platforms except Microsoft Windows. Besides many
other fixes and enhancements, important changes include:

 * 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 3.16 (but not 3.17)

 * Support for FreeBSD 9.3 and 10.1

For the full list of user visible changes in 1.6.10, please see


Bug reports should be filed to openafs-bugs@openafs.org .

Note: There is a known issue affecting Linux clients, causing spurious
ENOENT errors on fakestat mounts, often showing up as getcwd() failures.
This problem had been fixed in the 1.6.8 release, but seems to be back =
1.6.10 due to a change fixing another issue. Please find the details in
the later comments in the bug report, which can be accessed at


Thanks are due as usual to our dedicated team of binary builders
(Andrew Deason, Ben Kaduk, Christof Hanke and Stephen Quinney),
without whom the broad range of released binaries would not be

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