What still needs to be done before the "1.0" release?
On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 18:25, Brian J. Watson wrote:
> OpenSSI 0.9.96 (the second RH9-based release) has some enhancements, bug
> fixes and new documentation. It can be downloaded from OpenSSI.org.
> A six-page introduction document is included. It provides a good
> overview of the features of openSSI, and is divided up into a variety of
> topics, such as filesystems, the cluster process model, and system
> There is now much better support for running X Windows on each node of
> the cluster. This includes bug fixes to clusterwide Unix domain sockets,
> and some changes suggested by John Hughes to allow X to run as a
> non-root user.
> A new localview command allows programs like ps or top to limit their
> scope to just those processes running on the local machine.
> Support for machines with more than 1 GB of RAM is included. Previously,
> processes could not migrate on these machines.
> A faster cluster shutdown has been introduced.
> Nodes that are kicked out of the cluster are now automatically rebooted.
> The ksync command has been renamed to ssi-ksync to avoid conflict with a
> KDE command of the same name.
> There's a new --modulefile argument to mkinitrd, for specifying
> alternatives to /etc/modules.conf.
> Debugging support for process load-levelling has been added. The
> interface is /proc/cluster/loadlog.
> Support for the cciss driver has been added to devfsd. The ida symlinks
> have been fixed.
> Various process-related bugs have been fixed. Process loadlevelling
> works correctly for large program names. Processes with a large number
> of file descriptors can migrate without panicing a node. When a process
> is stopped with Ctrl-Z, its parent is woken up. Races between delivering
> signals and reaping children have been resolved. All processes in a
> thread group are signalled, like they should be. A deadlock in
> release_task() has been fixed. Defunct clone processes are properly
> cleaned up.
> Other bugs fixes include IPC shared memory locking, potential memory
> corruption when accessing remote objects, and various high-stress bugs.
> Again, OpenSSI 0.9.96 can be downloaded from OpenSSI.org.
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