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Announcing Gluster 7.0

Rinku Kothiya
2019-11-13

The Gluster community is pleased to announce the release of 7.0, our latest release.

This is a major release that includes a range of code improvements and stability fixes along with a few features as noted below. A selection of the key features and bugs addressed are documented in this [1] page.

Announcements:

1. Releases that receive maintenance updates post release 7, 6 and 5 as per the release schedule [2].

2. Release 7 will receive maintenance updates around the 20th of every month for the first 3 months post release (i.e Dec’19, Jan’20, Feb’20).
Post the initial 3 months, it will receive maintenance updates every 2 months till EOL. . See maintenance updates [3]

A series of features/xlators have been deprecated in release 7 as follows, for upgrade procedures from volumes that use these features to release 7 refer to the release 7 upgrade guide [4].

Features deprecated:
– Glupy

Highlights of this release are:

Highlights:
Several stability fixes addressing,
coverity, clang-scan, address sanitizer and valgrind reported issues removal of unused and hence, deprecated code and features.
Performance Improvements.

Features:
1. Rpcbind not required in glusterd.service when gnfs isn’t built.
2. Latency based read child to improve read workload latency in a cluster, especially in a cloud setup. Also provides a load balancing with the outstanding pending request.
3. Glusterfind: integrate with gfid2path, to improve performance.
4. Issue #532: Work towards implementing global thread pooling has started
5. This release includes extra coverage for glfs public APIs in our regression tests, so we don’t break anything.

Major issues:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1771308
We have come across Centos-6 packaging issues, we have decided to mark it as a known issue and release 7. This Centos-6 build issue will be fixed with release 7.1 which is due on Dec 20th.

Bugs addressed are provided towards the end, in the release notes [1]

Thank you,
Gluster community

References:
[1] Release notes:
https://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/release-notes/7.0/

[2] Release schedule:
https://www.gluster.org/release-schedule/

[3] Gluster release cadence and version changes:
https://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/announce/2018-July/000103.html

[4] Upgrade guide to release-7:
https://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/Upgrade-Guide/upgrade_to_7/

[5] Packages at :
https://download.gluster.org/pub/gluster/glusterfs/7/7.0/

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