[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS release 1.6.12 available

Stephan Wiesand openafs-info@openafs.org
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:46:27 +0200

The OpenAFS Release Team is pleased to announce the availability of =
version 1.6.12 for UNIX/Linux. Source files can be accessed via the web =


or via AFS at:


There are no binaries yet. Those will be uploaded as they become =

OpenAFS 1.6.12 is the next in the current series of stable releases of =
for all platforms except Microsoft Windows. Besides other bug fixes and
enhancements, important changes include:

 * A fix to avoid potential database corruption

   With all prior releases of OpenAFS there was a risk of database =
corruption if
   a database server is shut down and then brought up again quickly with =
   altered database. This happened if the coordinating server (the "sync =
   hadn't noticed that the peer server is down before the latter is =
started again,
   which could take up to 75 seconds. Details are discussed in [1]. This =
issue is
   fixed in this release by introducing additional checks of the server =
state and
   the validity of the local database.

 * A fix to avoid spurious errors during memory mapped I/O on Linux

   With some kernel versions and under certain conditions, EIO errors =
   occur when large chunks of data were written to a memory mapped file =
in AFS.

 * Support for recent Linux kernels up to 4.1

   At the time of writing it seems likely that Linux 4.2 will require =
   changes and will thus not be supported by this release.

For the full list of user visible changes in 1.6.12, please see


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

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

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