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Release History

  • Version 7.0.0
    • New: 64-bit version. Using the 64-bit version effectively resolves any potential memory conflicts (i.e. heap placement in Windows 10.
    • New: Allow the open-file cache to be disabled. This is described in the documentation.
    • Fix: improve the readability of log files by during off circularity detection.
    • Fix: uid and gid values above (2^25 – 1) in User Lists were ignored.
    • Fix: better handle errors when sending responses to UDP clients.
  • Version 6.3.3
    • Fix: The nfsd thread could crash if a persistent file handle with a no-longer-existent volume GUID was seen.
  • Version 6.3.2
    • Fix: It was possible for NFS clients to issue a readdir call with a requested max response size which is too large to fit into a UDP datagram. Such requests are now handled without creating a too-large response.
    • Compatibility enhancement: Some NFS clients (for example, the Windows 7 NFS client) can return a byte-swapped cookie verifier in readdir requests. Allegro NFS now detects and handles clients that behave in this way.
  • Version 6.3.1
    • Fix: correct a regression introduced in 6.3, which resulted in empty directory listings for directories containing special files (such as pagefile.sys).
  • Version 6.3
    • Add configuration option for badly behaved clients that cannot handle 64-bit file-ids; when turned on, file-ids will be truncated to 32-bits.
    • Fix: if the “nsm-state” file becomes corrupted, then handle this more gracefully by reseting its contents.
    • Fix: readdir* calls no longer takes a really long time on large directories.
    • Fix: no longer show negative fractional seconds in debug output.
    • Fix: install: detect when a reboot is pending and abort.
    • Fix: uninstall: detect when a reboot is needed and offer to reboot.
  • Version 6.2
    • Fix: use an Allegro CL build that fixes a GC leak, which could result in the server process growing until it runs out of space. This bug was only present in version 6.1.
    • Fix: handle “tcp connection reset” errors, which previously made the server die and require manual restart. They are now ignored.
    • For silent installs (/S given to installer) do not start the configuration program at the end.
    • Directory entries are now returned in the order in which Windows returns them. Previously, directory listing were reversed.
    • The server can now detect when files or directories are renamed externally (i.e., not by an NFS client) and update its cache accordingly. Previously it could get into a confused state if files or directories were renamed externally.
  • Version 6.1
    • Log possible conflicting NFS server running if an existing (aka system) portmapper is detected.
    • Fix: adjust the nfsd error handling so that certain errors do not cause the service to exit, and return reasonable errors to the client.
    • Fix: adjustments in heap placement for Windows 10. There should be fewer problems with service startup due to ASLR.
    • Fix: increased general client compatibility.
    • Fix: improved compatibility with the Windows Services For Unix (SFU) NFS client.
    • Fix: don’t display configuration window until config has been loaded. This will help avoid confusion in cases where the NFS server is busy and it takes a while to get a response from it.
    • Fix: handle full filesystem errors, returning the proper ENOSPC error code to the client.
    • Fix: allow statfs and fsstat procedures on filenames (as opposed to a directories).

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