[Gluster-Maintainers] Announcing Gluster release 8

Rinku Kothiya rkothiya at redhat.com
Thu Jul 9 12:46:32 UTC 2020


The Gluster community is pleased to announce the release of 8.0, our latest

This is a major release that includes a range of code improvements and
stability fixes along with a few features as noted below. A selection of
the key features and bugs addressed are documented in this [1] page.


1. Releases that receive maintenance updates post release 8 are 7 and 8 [2]

2. Release 8 will receive maintenance updates around the 10th of every
month for the first 3 months post release (i.e Aug'20, Sep'20, Oct'20).
    Post the initial 3 months, it will receive maintenance updates every 2
months till EOL.

3. For upgrading to release 8 refer to the release 8 upgrade guide [3].

   Make sure you are not using any of the following deprecated features :

- Block device (bd) xlator
- Decompounder feature
- Crypt xlator
- Symlink-cache xlator
- Stripe feature
- Tiering support (tier xlator and changetimerecorder)
- Glupy

*Highlights of this release are:*

- Several stability fixes addressing
* coverity, clang-scan, address sanitizer and valgrind reported issues
* removal of unused and hence, deprecated code and features

- Performance Improvements


- Implemented seek file operation for open-behind
- Now storage.reserve option will take size of disk as input instead of
- Added Functionality to enable log rotation for user serviceable
snapshot’s logs
- Mandatory locks enhancements in replicate subvolumes
- To validate other memory allocation implementations instead of libc’s
malloc added an option to build with tcmalloc library
- Integrated Thin-arbiter with GD1
- Client Handling of Elastic Clusters

*Major issues:*

- None

Bugs addressed are provided towards the end, in the release notes [1]

Thank you,
Gluster community

[1] Release notes:

[2] Release schedule:

[3] Upgrade guide to release-8:

[4] Packages:

     Packages that will be available :


     Packages at :
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