Software update: OpenAFS

AFS is a file system that originated at Carnegie Mellon University. It was subsequently further developed and published by Transarc Corporation, which in turn was acquired by IBM in the mid-1990s. In 2000, IBM released an open source version of AFS released under the catchy name OpenAFS. For more information, please refer to this page. The developers of OpenAFS released version for operating systems other than Windows a few days ago. Microsoft’s products are served by the 1.5 branch. The announcement looks like this:

OpenAFS available

The OpenAFS Gatekeepers are pleased to announce the availability of OpenAFS version

The OpenAFS 1.4.12 series is the current recommended release for all Unix platforms; For Windows, we recommend use of the current 1.5 series release for best performance, and we do not expect to provide OpenAFS 1.4 series binaries for Windows.

OpenAFS contains the following fixes:

  • Linux 2.6.34 support.
  • MacOS token interface fixes for 64 bit kernel on 32 bit hardware.
  • A panic trying to get a slot for Volume information is avoided.

Updated macOS binaries are available. If 1.4.12 works for you, there is no need to upgrade. RPMs requiring these updates will include it.

Derrick J Brashear
for the OpenAFS gatekeepers

Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX
Website OpenAFS
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)