Monthly Archives: December 2016

Gfarm 2.7.0 released

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce the release of

* Gfarm file system version 2.7.0
* Gfarm2fs version 1.2.10

Gfarm 2.7.0 is a major update that includes the following new

– InfiniBand RDMA support
– Directory Quota

InfiniBand RDMA improves the access performance in InfiniBand network
environment. To enable the InfiniBand RDMA support, specify
–with-infiniband option at configure. See INSTALL.en and
doc/Gfarm-FAQ.en for details.

Directory quota limits file usage including number of inodes and total
file size, under a set of directories. See
doc/html/en/user/dirquota.html for details.

To update from Gfarm 2.6.X or earlier to Gfarm 2.7.0,
config-gfarm-update is required to update a Postgresql database

% service gfarm-pgsql start
% config-gfarm-update –update
% service gfmd start

Release note for Gfarm 2.7.0


New feature
* InfiniBand RDMA support
* Directory quota (see doc/html/en/user/dirquota.html for details)

New command
* gfdirquota – manage directory set for directory quota

New configuration directive
* ib_rdma – enables or disables InfiniBand RDMA data transfer. When
configuring –with-infiniband, default is enable.
* rdma_device_name, rdma_port – optional directive to specify device
name and port number, respectively, for RDMA data transfer
* rdma_min_size – minimum size for RDMA data transfer. Default is
65536 bytes
* rdma_mr_reg_mode – specifies memory registration mode. Default is
* rdma_mr_reg_static_min_size, rdma_mr_reg_static_max_size – minimum
and maximum size for static RDMA buffer for each gfsd connection.
Default is 1MiB and 16MiB, respectively
* directory_quota_count_per_user_limit – maximum number of directory
sets for each user. Default is 100

Updated feature
* gfedquota, gfquota – -D and -d options for directory quota

Release note for Gfarm2fs 1.2.10


Updated feature
* -o directory_quota_rename_error_exdev option – enables client-side
directory move between different directory sets by copying and

Gfarm 2.6.15 released

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce the release of

* Gfarm file system version 2.6.15

This release includes OpenSSL 1.1.0 support, a new option of gfprep,
and other useful updates and bug fixes.

We recommend for all users to upgrade to this version.

Release note for Gfarm 2.6.15


Updated feature
* OpenSSL 1.1.0 support
* gfprep – -mm option to keep an original copy in migration mode
* gfsd – log message of write_verify process includes the hostname

Bug fix
* gfprep -m may fail due to file busy even though all operations succeed