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Release notes for Gluster 8.6

This is a bugfix release. The release notes for 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5 contain a listing of all the new features that were added and bugs fixed in the GlusterFS 8 stable release.

NOTE: - This is the last release of Gluster 8 series - Users are highly encouraged to upgrade to newer releases of GlusterFS.

Important fixes in this release

  • Improvement in handling of gfid mismatches of geo-rep: Geo-replication gets delayed when there are many renames on primary volume(https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/2388)
  • Resolve core dumps on Gluster 9 - 3 replicas: Initialize list head to prevent NULL de-reference(https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/2443)

Builds are available at

https://download.gluster.org/pub/gluster/glusterfs/8/8.6/

Issues addressed in this release

  • #2388 Geo-replication gets delayed when there are many renames on primary volume
  • #2689 glusterd: reset mgmt_v3_lock_timeout after it be used
  • #1000 GlusterFS can be improved: fix getcwd usage warning
  • #2394 Spurious failure in tests/basic/fencing/afr-lock-heal-basic.t
  • #2691 georep-upgrade.t find failures
  • #154 Optimized CHANGELOG: upgrade script for geo-rep
  • #2443 Core dumps on Gluster 9 - 3 replicas: Initialize list head to prevent NULL de-reference
  • #2404 Spurious failure of tests/bugs/ec/bug-1236065.t