Release Notes v7.2.2

The BeeGFS 7.2.2 release includes small bugfixes and QoL improvements and makes BeeGFS compatible with the newest distribution releases and kernels.

General Changes/Improvements

  • FSCK - no default chunk-file removal for orphaned chunks, temporarily disabled orphaned chunk removal all together

  • Require user confirmation on using ctl –setstate

  • Add license page to user-doc

  • Multiple updates to documentation.


  • Buddy mirroring sync. Buddy mirroring encountered errors due to requests arriving on the secondary out of order. This ordering has been strengthened with new locks.

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.

  • 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: 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.9

The full integration test suite was run on CentOS 8.3, 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, 5.3

  • RHEL 8.3: no OFED, OFED 4.9, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

  • 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, 5.3

Version Interoperability

BeeGFS v7.2.2 is compatible with BeeGFS v7.2.

Upgrading from Older Versions

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