Release Notes v7.2.1

The BeeGFS 7.2.1 release includes small bugfixes and QoL improvements and makes BeeGFS compatible with the newest distribution releases and kernels.

General Changes/Improvements

  • Added support for new operating system and Mellanox OFED releases (see below)

  • Added option KRELEASE to client makefile to facilitate client builds in a chroot.

  • Added option to disable SSL certificate checks in beegfs-mon to enable self-signed certificates for InfluxDB.

  • Customer contribution: RDMA completion queue interrupts will now be distributed across all CPU cores instead of always using the first core.

  • Multiple updates to documentation.


  • Fixed a memory leak in the client module, when file event logging is enabled

Known Issues and Limitations

  • Client: Direct IO is disabled when using native mode (tuneFileCacheType=native)

  • The Metadata daemon does not work reliably on RHEL/CentOS 8 due to a problem in the libc version of RHEL/CentOS 8. The problem was fixed in RHEL/CentOS 8.1.

  • Kernel 4.19 below 4.19.1 is not supported due to a client breaking bug.

  • The client module might hang if the IBV device(s) used are taken offline during operation.

  • The client module does not compile on SLES 15.2 with Mellanox OFED 5.2

Supported Linux Distributions and Kernels

Packages are provided for the x86_64 architecture and the following distributions:

  • RHEL 7 and 8

  • SLES 15

  • Debian 9 and 10

The following Mellanox OFED driver versions are supported: 5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.9

The full integration test suite was run on RHEL 7.9 and 8.3, SLES 15.1 and SLES 15.2 and Debian 9.11 and 10.7.

Client build testing:

  • RHEL 7.9: no OFED, OFED 4.9, 5.0, 5.2

  • RHEL 8.3: no OFED, OFED 4.9, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2

  • SLES 15.1: no OFED, OFED 5.0

  • SLES 15.2: no OFED, OFED 5.1

  • Debian 9: no OFED

  • Debian 10: no OFED, OFED 5.2

Version Interoperability

BeeGFS v7.2.1 is compatible with BeeGFS v7.2.

Upgrading from Older Versions

To upgrade from an older version, please refer to the Upgrade Guide.