OpenAFS 1.8.1 beta 1 is now available

The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the first prerelease candidate for OpenAFS 1.8.1.
Source files can be accessed via the web at:
           https://www.openafs.org/release/openafs-1.8.1pre2.html
   
or via AFS at:

  •        UNIX: /afs/grand.central.org/software/openafs/candidate/1.8.1pre2/
  •        UNC: \\afs\grand.central.org\software\openafs\candidate1.8.pre2\   

(Though this is the first beta, the path is "pre2" due to a late-breaking bug discovered after a tag was generated for pre1.) This release includes a number of bug fixes, including an expansion of the symbols exported from shared libraries (on platforms where symbol export limitations are applied) and completing the set of installed header files, a fix for a reference counting error that has been observed to cause fileserver crashes, a fix for cache manager panics when cache bypass is enabled, a fix for client-side handling of volume callbacks, and a fix for an easily triggered panic on BSD systems. It also introduces support for arm64-based Linux clients.  See the release notes for additional details.

Please assist the Guardians by deploying and testing this release and providing positive or negative feedback. Bug reports should be filed to openafs-bugs@openafs.org ; reports of successes should be sent to openafs-info@openafs.org.

Benjamin Kaduk
for the OpenAFS Guardians

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