Announcing Gluster release 7

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Announcing Gluster release 7

Rinku Kothiya

The Gluster community is pleased to announce the release of 7.0, our latest release.

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 7, 6 and 5 [2]

2. Release 7 will receive maintenance updates around the 20th of every month for the first 3 months post release (i.e Dec'19, Jan'20, Feb'20).
    Post the initial 3 months, it will receive maintenance updates every 2 months till EOL. [3]

A series of features/xlators have been deprecated in release 7 as follows, for upgrade procedures from volumes that use these features to release 7 refer to the release 7 upgrade guide [4].

Features deprecated:
- 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.

1. Rpcbind not required in glusterd.service when gnfs isn't built.
2. Latency based read child to improve read workload latency in a cluster, especially in a cloud setup. Also provides a load balancing with the outstanding pending request.
3. Glusterfind: integrate with gfid2path, to improve performance.
4. Issue #532: Work towards implementing global thread pooling has started
5. This release includes extra coverage for glfs public APIs in our regression tests, so we don't break anything.

Major issues:
We have come across Centos-6 packaging issues, we have decided to mark it as a known issue and release 7. This Centos-6 build issue will be fixed with release 7.1 which is due on Dec 20th.

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

Thank you,
Gluster community

[1] Release notes:

[2] Release schedule:

[3] Gluster release cadence and version changes:

[4] Upgrade guide to release-7:

[5] Packages at :


Community Meeting Calendar:

APAC Schedule -
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 11:30 AM IST

NA/EMEA Schedule -
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 01:00 PM EDT

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