[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.5.30 released. Production Version
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 06:18:06 -0700
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Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> 1.5.30 is the recommended production ready release of OpenAFS for
> Microsoft Windows users. It supports all Microsoft Windows operating
> systems from Windows 2000 through Windows Vista including both 32-bit
> and 64-bit architectures. The 1.5.30 release continues the recent
> efforts at optimizing the performance of the Windows client and
> improving its scalability.
> For UNIX, Linux, and MacOS X the recommend production ready release of
> OpenAFS is 1.4.5. The 1.5.30 Windows client is fully compatible with
> all AFS server versions.
> Please visit http://www.openafs.org/windows.html for up to date
> information on the status of the OpenAFS for Windows client.
> For Microsoft Windows:
> This release fixes the following bugs present in 1.5.29:
> * CRITICAL: A buffer reference count leak was introduced in 1.5.29.
> This will cause the cache to fill and then no additional data will
> read nor written.
> * The Network Identity Manager AFS Provider 64-bit version would
> crash if an AFS token configuration was set to use krb524 or
> krb4 as the acquisition method. KFW 64-bit includes neither
> krb524 nor krb4 support.
> * PTS auto-registration would fail if the Kerberos referrals
> protocol was used to obtain the Kerberos v5 service ticket for
> AFS. This would occur if KFW 3.2.x is installed and there is
> no [domain_realm] entry for the AFS volume database service
> host domains.
> * [Primarily on Vista] After a system resume or a network adapter
> configuration change, communication with the AFS client service
> could be lost.
> * Fix "FollowBackupPath" to work with normal mount points.
> * [Vista] A deadlock condition has been observed after resuming
> from more than four hours of sleep.
> Other changes resulting in performance enhancements include:
> * A new HKLM registry configuration option has been added
> to provide hints to the Network Identity Manager AFS
> Provider when new identities are created. These hints
> inform the AFS provider which cells should be configured
> for an identity based upon the realm of the identity
> principal. See the release notes for details on
> the HKLM\SOFTWARE\OpenAFS\Client\Realms\ key.
> MIT Kerberos for Windows 3.2.2
> The recommended version of Kerberos for Windows to use with
> OpenAFS is version 3.2.2. KFW can be downloaded from MIT or
> Secure Endpoints. 64-bit Windows installers for KFW are only
> available from Secure Endpoints.
> Known issues in the Windows client:
> . Beta versions of the Network Identity Manager AFS plug-in must
> be uninstalled prior to the installation of OpenAFS 1.5.26
> . Windows Vista does not support the WinHelp file format used
> by afscreds.exe and afs_control.exe. A download is available
> from Microsoft.
> . On Windows Vista, afscreds.exe is not User Account Control (UAC)
> compatible and must be "Run as Administrator" in order to
> start/stop the AFS client service.
> Please send reports of successful deployments to
> firstname.lastname@example.org and report problems to email@example.com.
> Jeffrey Altman
> for the OpenAFS Gatekeepers