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Announcing GlusterFS release 3.13.0 (Short Term Maintenance)


This is a major release that includes a range of features enhancing usability; enhancements to GFAPI for developers and a set of bug fixes.

  • Addition of summary option to the heal info CLI
  • Addition of checks for allowing lookups in AFR and removal of ‘cluster.quorum-reads’ volume option
  • Support for max-port range in glusterd.vol
  • Prevention of other processes accessing the mounted brick snapshots
  • Enabling thin client
  • Ability to reserve back-end storage space
  • List all the connected clients for a brick and also exported bricks/snapshots from each brick process
  • Improved write performance with Disperse xlator
  • Disperse xlator now supports discard operations

The features, changes and bug fixes, are documented in the release notes:

The packages can be downloaded from Packages:

Upgrade guide for release-3.13 can be found:

Releases that will continue to be updated in the future as of this
release are: 3.13, 3.12, 3.10, see: Release schedule:

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