[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS release available

Stephan Wiesand openafs-info@openafs.org
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:32:59 +0200

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


or via AFS at:


OpenAFS is the next in the current series of stable releases of =
for all platforms except Microsoft Windows. This point release brings =
only a very
few client side changes:

 * Support for recent Linux kernels up to 4.0

 * A fix for building the kernel module on FreeBSD with recent clang

Systems not requiring one of those can continue to use the 1.6.11 =

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


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

The list of known issues is the same as for 1.6.11. In particular:

 With all released versions of OpenAFS, including this one, there is a =
 of database corruption if a database server is shut down and then =
 up again quickly with an altered database. Details are discussed here:


 This issue will likely be addressed in the next release. Meanwhile,
 administrators are advised to make sure that the coordinating server =
 "sync site") has noticed that the peer server is down before the latter =
 started again if its local database is modified in any way. This may =
 up to 75 seconds.

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