[OpenAFS-announce] First OpenAFS 1.6.18 release candidate available

Stephan Wiesand openafs-info@openafs.org
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 21:03:52 +0200

The OpenAFS Release Team is pleased to announce that the first 1.6.18
release candidate, 1.6.18pre1, is now available.

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


or via AFS at:

  UNIX: /afs/grand.central.org/software/openafs/candidate/1.6.18pre1/
  UNC: \\afs\grand.central.org\software\openafs\candidate\1.6.18pre1\

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

Besides various bug fixes, improvements in this prerelease include:

  * Support for Linux kernel 4.4 (but not 4.5)

  * Support for the latest OS X and FreeBSD releases

  * Linux cache managers will return unused kernel memory earlier and
    in smaller chunks, lowering memory use for vcaches and avoiding

For the full list of user visible changes foreseen for 1.6.18, please see


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.

Stephan Wiesand, 1.6 Branch Release Manager
on behalf of the OpenAFS Release Team