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Release notes for Gluster 8.1

Release date: 27-Aug-2020

This is a Improvements and bugfix release. The release notes for 8.0 contains a listing of all the new features that were added and bugs fixed in the GlusterFS 8 stable release.

NOTE: Next minor release tentative date: Week of 20th Sep, 2020

Improvements and Highlights

Below improvements have been added to this minor release.

  • Performance improvement over the creation of large files - VM disks in oVirt by bringing down trivial lookups of non-existent shards. Issue (#1425)
  • Fsync in the replication module uses eager-lock functionality which improves the performance of VM workloads with an improvement of more than 50% in small-block of approximately 4kb with write heavy workloads. Issue (#1253)

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Issues addressed in this release

Please find the list of issues added to this release below.

  • #763 thin-arbiter: Testing report
  • #1217 Modify group "virt" to add rpc/network related changes
  • #1250 geo-rep: Fix corner case in rename on mkdir during hybrid crawl
  • #1281 Unlinking the file with open fd, returns ENOENT or stale file ...
  • #1348 Fuse mount crashes in shard translator when truncating a *real...
  • #1351 issue with gf_fill_iatt_for_dirent()
  • #1352 api: libgfapi symbol versions break LTO in Fedora rawhide/f33
  • #1354 High CPU utilization by self-heal on disperse volumes with no ...
  • #1385 High CPU utilization by self-heal on disperse volumes when an ...
  • #1396 [bug-1851989] smallfile performance drops after commit the pat...
  • #1407 glusterd keep crashing when upgrading from 6.5 to 7.7
  • #1418 GlusterFS 8.0: Intermittent error:1408F10B:SSL routines:SSL3_G...
  • #1440 glusterfs 7.7 fuse client memory leak