[PVFS-users] PVFS v1.6.3 released

Rob Ross rross at mcs.anl.gov
Mon Oct 4 20:27:31 EDT 2004


Hi all,

We're happy to announce the release of version 1.6.3 of PVFS1.  This 
includes a really big pile of bug fixes (many from the Acxiom guys), so we 
encourage you to upgrade.  Note that this version does change metadata 
formats, and the appropriate migration utility is provided in the utils 
directory of the core source.

Changes:
- fixes to build under redhat 2.4.20-20.9 kernel
- checks for missing headers on ancient 2.4 kernels
- removal of unused fields from metadata and control messages
- updated pvfsd rc file
- handle various combinations of redhat kernel patches
- fixes to kpvfsd that had previously been fixed in user space
- fix for sftp directory reading problems
- fix to avoid oopses on clients when bad errno values returned
- adjustments to deal wiht gcc 3.4.0 issues
- fixes to work with redhat 9
- fixes to compile kernel code for xx86_64
- updated logging intrastructure
- fixes to error reporting
- update of makefile in pvfs core
- fix to bug in pvfs_open.c where pcount < 0 caused errors
- removed duplicated code in mgr
- fix for problem with bvrecv() optimization
- more unused code removal
- adjustments to keep portland group compiler happy
- removed sd_path from metadata
- new iod.rc and mgr.rc files
- fixes to chmod
- fixes to get correct fs_ino back to clients
- multiple mtime fixes
- streamlined pvfs file detection
- shared library building
- fixed closing socket bug in iod
- reordered messaging in mgr to iods to improve concurrency
- rename fix
- improved metadata file checking
- do_access permission fixes
- fix for "iod out of space" client hang
- cleaner dead socket handling, including special handling of case where 
  mgr would close fds that clients were using
- noninteractive mkmgrconf

Releases are available at:
ftp://ftp.parl.clemson.edu/pub/pvfs/pvfs-1.6.3.tgz
ftp://ftp.parl.clemson.edu/pub/pvfs/pvfs-kernel-1.6.3-linux-2.4.tgz

Enjoy!

PVFS1 Support Team


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