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Release notes for Gluster 8.4

Release date: 01-Mar-2021

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


  • Next minor release tentative date: Week of 20th Apr, 2021
  • Users are highly encouraged to upgrade to newer releases of GlusterFS.

Highlights of Release

  • Healing data in 1MB chunks instead of 128KB for improving healing performance #2067

Builds are available at

Issues addressed in this release

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

  • #2154 "Operation not supported" doing a chmod on a symlink
  • #2107 mount crashes when setfattr -n distribute.fix.layout -v "yes"...
  • #1991 mdcache: bug causes getxattr() to report ENODATA when fetchin...
  • #1925 dht_pt_getxattr does not seem to handle virtual xattrs.
  • #1539 fuse mount crashes on graph-switch when reader-thread-count i...
  • #1529 Fix regression in on demand migration feature
  • #1406 shared storage volume fails to mount in ipv6 environment