[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS release 1.6.18 available
Mon, 9 May 2016 10:23:25 -0400
On 05/05/2016 02:31 PM, Stephan Wiesand wrote:
> The OpenAFS Release Team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenAFS
> version 1.6.18 for UNIX/Linux. Source files can be accessed via the web at:
> or via AFS at:
> 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 FreeBSD releases
> * Support for building (but not yet packaging) on the latest OS X 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
> Bug reports should be filed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
> Stephan Wiesand, 1.6 Branch Release Manager,
> on behalf of the OpenAFS Release Team
> OpenAFS-announce mailing list
Thanks for this update - One of the items I see in the 1.6.18 Release Notes
* Support for mainline kernel 4.4 and distribution kernels with
backports from it, alas at a performance penalty (12226 12227 12228)
(RT #132677 #132819)
I've heard that the performance penalty here is roughly 50% - Is this correct?
I've also heard that this is fixed in the Auristor client - Is this correct?
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