Release notes for Gluster 3.10.1

This is a bugfix release. The release notes for 3.10.0, contains a listing of all the new features that were added and bugs in the GlusterFS 3.10 stable release.

Major changes, features and limitations addressed in this release

  1. auth-allow setting was broken with 3.10 release and is now fixed (#1429117)

Major issues

  1. Expanding a gluster volume that is sharded may cause file corruption
    • Sharded volumes are typically used for VM images, if such volumes are expanded or possibly contracted (i.e add/remove bricks and rebalance) there are reports of VM images getting corrupted.
    • If you are using sharded volumes, DO NOT rebalance them till this is fixed
    • Status of this bug can be tracked here, #1426508

Bugs addressed

A total of 31 patches have been merged, addressing 26 bugs:

  • #1419824: repeated operation failed warnings in gluster mount logs with disperse volume
  • #1422769: brick process crashes when glusterd is restarted
  • #1422781: Transport endpoint not connected error seen on client when glusterd is restarted
  • #1426222: build: fixes to build 3.9.0rc2 on Debian (jessie)
  • #1426323: common-ha: no need to remove nodes one-by-one in teardown
  • #1426329: [Ganesha] : Add comment to Ganesha HA config file ,about cluster name's length limitation
  • #1427387: systemic testing: seeing lot of ping time outs which would lead to splitbrains
  • #1427399: [RFE] capture portmap details in glusterd's statedump
  • #1427461: Bricks take up new ports upon volume restart after add-brick op with brick mux enabled
  • #1428670: Disconnects in nfs mount leads to IO hang and mount inaccessible
  • #1428739: Fix crash in dht resulting from tests/features/nuke.t
  • #1429117: auth failure after upgrade to GlusterFS 3.10
  • #1429402: Restore atime/mtime for symlinks and other non-regular files.
  • #1429773: disallow increasing replica count for arbiter volumes
  • #1430512: / undefined symbol: __gf_free
  • #1430844: build/packaging: Debian and Ubuntu don't have /usr/libexec/; results in bad packages
  • #1431175: volume start command hangs
  • #1431176: USS is broken when multiplexing is on
  • #1431591: memory leak in features/locks xlator
  • #1434296: [Disperse] Metadata version is not healing when a brick is down
  • #1434303: Move spit-brain msg in read txn to debug
  • #1434399: glusterd crashes when peering an IP where the address is more than acceptable range (>255) OR with random hostnames
  • #1435946: When parallel readdir is enabled and there are simultaneous readdir and disconnects, then it results in crash
  • #1436203: Undo pending xattrs only on the up bricks
  • #1436411: Unrecognized filesystems (i.e. btrfs, zfs) log many errors about "getinode size"
  • #1437326: Sharding: Fix a performance bug