Release Notes v7.2.7¶
The BeeGFS 7.2.7 release includes changes to the default mount options and security configuration as well as some other fixes.
Before upgrading to this version, please read the section about
security improvements below carefully. If
you have not configured a
connAuthFile, services will no longer start
without configuration changes. For more background on why we make this
change, please refer to our blog post on the topic.
The client will now use the
nosuidmount option by default to prevent users from escalating privileges by using setuid binaries. This can be overridden by setting
suidas a mount option in
connAuthFileis now mandatory. Services will no longer start if
connAuthFileis not configured or connection authentication is explicitly disabled by setting the new configuration option
true. Please refer to our documentation about Authentication for more information about setting up connection authentication.
RDMA events with event code
RDMA_CM_EVENT_TIMEWAIT_EXITwill no longer be logged by default. They will still be logged on log level
connAuthFileconfiguration to client runtime config in procfs to fix an issue where
--mountflag was not able to connect to other servers when
Fixed a bug in the RDMA buffer allocation that caused the client module to crash during OPA and RoCE device initialization on newer kernels (RHEL >8.5).
--accessflag in the
--createfilewill no longer ignore special bits for setuid, setgid and sticky.
Known Issues and Limitations¶
The Metadata daemon does not work reliably on RHEL/CentOS 8 and SLES 15.1 and 15.2 due to a problem in the versions of glibc. The problem was fixed in RHEL/CentOS 8.1 and SLES 15.3.
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 should now be configured to use the RHEL 8 repository (note the known issue with RoCE and RHEL 8.5 described above)
The following Mellanox OFED driver versions are supported: 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.9
The full integration test suite was run on RHEL 8.5, Rocky 8.6, Alma 8.5, CentOS 8.3, and Debian 10.
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
AlmaLinux 8.5: no OFED, OFED 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
Rocky Linux 8.4: no OFED, OFED 5.3, 5.4
Rocky Linux 8.5: no OFED, OFED 5.5
Rocky Linux 8.6: no OFED, OFED 5.6
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, 5,5
Debian 9: no OFED, 5.4
Debian 10: no OFED, OFED 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
Ubuntu 18: no OFED
Ubuntu 20: no OFED, OFED 5.4
BeeGFS v7.2.7 is compatible with BeeGFS v7.2.x.
Upgrading from Older Versions¶
To upgrade from an older version, please refer to the Upgrade Guide.