|From:||Erez Zadok <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||fistgen-0.1 released (linux-2.6 support)|
|Date:||Thu, 29 Jul 2004 13:51:40 -0400|
We're pleased to announce the release of fistgen-0.1, the package of stackable templates. This release includes numerous bug fixes, but biggest new thing is a port to Linux 2.6! We've tested the templates under various conditions for more than two months: over ext2/3, over nfs, with low-memory conditions, small/large files, large compile benchmarks, small and large postmark configurations, fsx-linux, and other tests -- and permutations of these. This exhaustive testing was done to help ensure that the templates are as stable as possible (many people are now using fist in production environments). Get the new tarball from ftp://ftp.filesystems.org/pub/fist/fistgen-0.1.tar.gz Here's the relevant portion of the NEWS file: *** Notes specific to fistgen 0.1: Linux 2.6 templates! Tested with base0fs, base1fs, base2fs, base3fs (aka wrapfs), and cryptfs. (SCA/Gzipfs and Attach-mode mounts not yet supported in 2.6.) Renamed all aux.c files to fist_aux.c to avoid conflicts with MS-DOS file systems. Malloc_DEBUG support for tracking memory leaks. See explanation and use in script match-malloc.pl. Bugs fixed in Linux 2.4 templates: - copy i_blocks correctly when mounted on top of ext2. - wrapfs_commit_write() now behaves correctly for HIGHMEM systems (kmap/kunmap needed) - for attach mode mounts the default maximum file size is taken from the root file system (and can be overridden using the maxbytes= mount time option). This allows attach-mode file systems to support files larger than 2GB. - fix refcnt leak on vfsmnt - wrapfs_lock() needs struct flock's ->file set. Work if called by posix_test_lock(). - readdir bug fix when exporting over NFS - show dir= and debug= options in /proc/mounts - move kmalloc outside spinlock - bzero wrapfs_sb_info struct to avoid oops when lookup(hidden_root) fails - don't generate attach code unless needed. - ASSERT that hidden_file isn't NULL in various places where it shouldn't be - up() the semaphore only if needed in wrapfs_commit_write - kmalloc whole struct wrapfs_file_info, not just pointer, in wrapfs_open - in wrapfs_lookup and wrapfs_symlink, don't use unsigned int for encoded_namelen, or we could never return an -ERRNO. - in truncate, replace the hacky fake_file code with one that actually dentry_open's the real hidden_file. - fail to sync files when mounted over NFS: correctly convert append-only mode writes to read-write in wrapfs_open. Happy Stacking, Erez and the fistgen team. - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
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