[Gluster-Maintainers] [IMP] Requesting a fast-tracked minor update for release-10

Shwetha Acharya sacharya at redhat.com
Fri Sep 16 08:29:35 UTC 2022

Hi Anoop,

Release 10.3 was scheduled for August. However, as there were not enough
PRs tagged for release 10, we had to defer the release for 3 more months.
Considering that there is a basic functionality breakage scenario with
Samba and considerable number of PRs already tagged and merged for release
10 at this point of time, I believe with Release and Build perspective, we
are okay to initiate the release soon.

If there are any important PRs that are to be merged to release 10, I
request maintainers to back port and tag them.

We will wait for any further responses from the members in this list.


On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 12:39 PM Anoop C S <anoopcs at cryptolab.net> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> With GA of latest major stable release(v4.17)[1] for Samba, there is a
> basic functionality breakage(see below) with GlusterFS backed SMB
> shares via libgfapi. Necessary patches for libgfapi were already
> identified and are now merged[2][3] with 'release-10' branch as
> backports from 'devel' branch.
> Samba packages(v4.17)[4] for Fedora rawhide are already in stable
> repositories and will soon be the case for other distributions. Looking
> at the tentative date for v10 update we are concerned as it will be a
> long 2 month gap where GlusterFS integration with latest(and greatest)
> Samba will stay broken.
> Thus we are requesting a soonish release to avoid such a long broken
> window where a lot more screams on this breakage are expected.
> Thanks,
> Anoop C S.
> Functionality breakage in a nutshell:
> "As a consumer of libgfapi, Samba used to differentiate between file
> and directory OPENs based on stat information(and thereby setting
> O_DIRECTORY flag) acquired prior to actual OPEN. Recent improvements in
> Samba took out the need for O_DIRECTORY in OPEN flags causing
> failure(with EISDIR) to connect to GlusterFS backed shares via
> libgfapi."
> [1] https://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-4.17.0.html
> [2] https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/pull/3755
> [3] https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/pull/3756
> [4] https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2022-4555909843
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