[OpenAFS-announce] First OpenAFS 1.6.12 release candidate available
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:43:32 +0200
The OpenAFS 1.6 Release Team is pleased to announce that the first =
release candidate, 1.6.12pre1, has been tagged in the OpenAFS source =
as tag: "openafs-stable-1_6_12pre1".
Source files and available binaries can be accessed via the web at:
or via AFS at:
There are no binaries yet. Those will be uploaded as they become =
Besides a few other minor fixes and enhancements, this is the major =
with respect to the 184.108.40.206 release:
* Avoid potential Ubik database corruption
When a database server is shut down and then restarted with an empty =
altered database before the sync site has a chance to notice the =
it is possible for the restarted server's database to become =
and yet labeled "current". With pre-1.6.12 releases the sync site =
up to 75 seconds to notice that a server has been restarted. The =
database will be used to answer client queries and can be propagated =
This problem has always existed, but became easier to trigger with =
server deployment techniques and faster hardware.
For the full list of user visible changes foreseen for 1.6.12, please =
Please assist us by deploying this prerelease and providing positive or
negative feedback. Bug reports should be filed to =
Reports of success should be sent to email@example.com .
1.6 releases are no longer targeting Microsoft Windows.