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[gfarm-announce:106929] Gfarm version 2.5.8 released



Hi all,

We are pleased to announce the release of

 * Gfarm file system version 2.5.8
 * Gfarm file system version 2.5.7.4
 * Gfarm2fs version 1.2.9
 * Gfarm samba plugin version 1.0.0

		http://sourceforge.net/projects/gfarm/

Finally, Gfarm version 2.5.8 and samba plugin are formally
released.  

Release note for Gfarm 2.5.8
============================

[2013.4.22]

New command
* gftest - check entry type

New feature
* gfprep, gfpcopy - honor write_target_domain directive

Updated feature
* gfmd init script - kill to immediately stop the gfmd
* log level adjustment to make ZABBIX alerts usable - step 3 [sf.net
  trac #679]

Bug fix
* no filesystem node happens when updating a file not stored in
  write_target_domain
* operation not permitted happens when creating the same sequence of
  files at the same time [sf.net trac #643]
* private mode in ubuntu does not work since gfarm-2.5.8-rc3 [sf.net
  trac #661]
* replica_check_host_down_thresh does not work [sf.net trac #655]
* "protocol error" is incorrectly reported even when it is a network
  error [sf.net trac #658]
* postgres server for gfarm may not correctly start up on Ubuntu 12.04
  [sf.net trac #652]
* gfrm -h can remove a replica that may be used for replication
  [sf.net trac #676]
* write-mode open may fail due to inappropriate replica scheduling
  [sf.net trac #682]

Release note for Gfarm 2.5.8-rc3
================================

[2013.3.27]

New feature
* support GFARM_FILE_APPEND
* gfpcopy - copy missing or obsolete files when the target directory
  exists [sf.net trac #632]
* gfstress.rb - -T and --timeout option to specify the time for the
  stress test in seconds.  Default is infinite.

Updated feature
* gfreg - performance improvement [sf.net trac #484]

Bug fix
* gfpcopy-test.sh does not report throughput [sf.net trac #628]
* libgfarm - gfs_realpath() may crash [sf.net trac #591]
* gfsd - terminates even when there are still opening files in write
  mode if two or more files are opened in write mode
* gfsd fails to start when the connection to gfmd is disconnected
  during the spool check [sf.net trac #587]
* gfsd - die when unexpected error happens in gfs_server_status since
  gfmd disconnects the connection [sf.net trac #595]
* number of replicas may increase when opened in the truncate mode,
  which is introduced by Gfarm 2.5.7.1  [sf.net trac #583]
* gfmd crashes when gfmd-initiated replication is invoked against a
  filesystem node which is down, which is introduced by Gfarm
  2.5.8-rc1 [sf.net trac #601]
* potential deadlock in gfmd [sf.net trac #614]
* gfmd may crash when gfsd is down [sf.net trac #589, #616]
* fix gfmd slavestart in SuSE and default [sf.net trac #627]
* failover does not work after accessed by a Gfarm URL [sf.net trac
  #625]
* gfmd executed by slavestart (force_slave) crashes when promoting to
  the master [sf.net trac #635]
* invalid free() in libgfarm at network interface down, which is
  introduced by Gfarm 2.5.8-rc2 [sf.net trac #640]
* replica check may fail by device busy or by already in progress
  [sf.net trac #648]
* gfmdhost command can make gfmd crash [sf.net trac #594]

Release note for Gfarm2fs 1.2.9
===============================

[2013.4.22]

New feature
* support atomic append (O_APPEND)

Updated feature
* mount.gfarm2fs - automount(8) support

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Osamu Tatebe
Department of Computer Science, University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3058577 Japan