OpenAFS 1.8.1 available

The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the latest stable release of OpenAFS, version 1.8.1.
Source files can be accessed via the web at:

or via AFS at:

       UNIX: /afs/
       UNC: \\afs\\software\openafs\1.8.1\

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, a fix for an easily triggered panic on BSD systems, and a fix for `vldb_check -fix` (which was corrupting data when multiple MH headers were present, since 1.8.0).  It also introduces support for arm64-based Linux clients, and improves the behavior of the client when the cache partition is inaccessible (as can happen when SIGKILL is pending for the running process).

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

Benjamin Kaduk
for the OpenAFS Guardians

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