Release Notes v7.2.4¶
The BeeGFS 7.2.4 release includes small bugfixes and QoL improvements and makes BeeGFS compatible with the newest distribution releases and kernels.
Direct I/O re-enabled in native cache mode (had been disabled in 7.2)
Storage targets can now also be bound to the underlying filesystems’ UUID (see release notes for 7.2.3 for more information)
The InfluxDB driver for beegfs-mon now supports basic authentication
- BeeHive updates:
Only root user can now create or update an index and create a tree-summary table
Creating and updating the index can now also create a tree-summary table.
All beehive commands were renamed
Fixed an issue with changes in 7.2.3 that made failing resyncs (“Modification resync failed”) more likely under certain workloads
Fixed a potential meta service lockup caused by issues with cleaning up worker queues when a resync is aborted
Multiple fixes for native mode direct I/O
Fixed a possible memory leak caused by failed RDMA connections
Known Issues and Limitations¶
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
Debian 9 and 10
Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux 8.4 (pre-release for testing in separate repositories, will likely be merged with RHEL 8 repositories at a later point in time)
The following Mellanox OFED driver versions are supported: 5.4, 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, 5.4
RHEL 8.3: no OFED, OFED 4.9, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
AlmaLinux 8.4: no OFED, OFED 5.3, 5.4
Rocky Linux 8.4: no OFED, OFED 5.3, 5.4
SLES 15.1: no OFED, OFED 5.0
SLES 15.2: no OFED, OFED 5.1, 5.4
SLES 15.3: no OFED, OFED 5.4
Debian 9: no OFED, 5.4
Debian 10: no OFED, OFED 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
Ubuntu 20: no OFED, 5.4
BeeGFS v7.2.4 is compatible with BeeGFS v7.2.x.
Upgrading from Older Versions¶
To upgrade from an older version, please refer to the Upgrade Guide.