Release Notes v7.2¶
The BeeGFS 7.2 release includes several small bugfixes and QoL improvements and makes BeeGFS compatible with the newest distribution releases and kernels.
Furthermore, the documentation has been overhauled and is now available as static html under https://doc.beegfs.io. All BeeGFS releases from now on will be documented here, while the older documentation up to version 7.1.x will remain in the old wiki.
The old admon was replaced by the newer
beegfs-mon daemon a while ago
but was kept in the recent releases for convenience. Now it’s time to say goodbye:
beegfs-admon has been removed.
New documentation page using the Sphinx documentation generator: https://doc.beegfs.io
Admon has been removed
Client: RDMA autodetection for DKMS build
Client: Support for multi-mode under systemd has been added
Fsck warns the user to not reuse a database
Fsck: Improved log messages
Mgmt: Node information is saved to disk more often
Mon: The premade grafana dashboards are now available as a separate package
Improved log messages
Minor fixes for
Minor fixes for storage bench mode
Minor fixes for the client module
BeeOND: Fix for a bug with the PDSH detection
BeeOND: Fix for a bug with buddy mirrored setups
Fix for a bug in the migration of symlinks
Fix for some startup bugs
Lots of general minor fixes, not explicitly listed here.
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.
Supported Linux Distributions and Kernels¶
Packages are provided for the x86_64 architecture and the following distributions:
RHEL 7.8 and 8.2
Debian 9.11 and 10.4
The following kernels are supported: 5.4, 4.19.x, 4.14, 4.9, 4.4
The following Mellanox OFED driver versions are supported: 5.0, 4.9, 4.7, 4.6, 4.5, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2, 4.1, 4.0
BeeGFS v7.2 is incompatible with all older versions, including the v7.2 beta 1 and 2 releases.