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