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[dm-devel] [ANNOUNCE] multipath-tools 0.4.9



Here is a long due multipath-tools release.

Most patches in there are already available in enterprise distributions
package.

The tarball is available on http://christophe.varoqui.free.fr/
My maintainer work on this project is now sponsored by
http://www.opensvc.com and the Nexenta multipath support has been
sponsored by http://www.alyseo.com/

multipath-tools-0.4.9 shortlog :

      * Changes that may require your altering your config file :
              * rename hp_sw hwhandler
              * directio is now the default checker (async)
              * deprecated prio_callout keyword: now use prio/prio_args
              * move bindings file location to /etc
              * add 'max_fds' keyword
              * add 'verbosity' keyword
              * add 'queue_without_daemon' keyword
              * add 'mode', 'uid' and 'gid' keywords
              * add 'fast_io_fail' and 'dev_loss_tmo' keywords
              * add 'checker' keyword as alias to 'path_checker'
      * Features
              * make kpartx deal with more than 256 minor numbers
              * fail/reinstate CLI commands disable/enable path checker
              * support multipath-capable cciss hardware, add cciss_tur
                checker
              * 'show config' output usable as a config file replacement
              * create read-only multipath if rw try failed
              * care about offlined paths
              * support resizing of multipath maps
              * kpartx removes its loop devices
              * support other load-balancing policies
              * add datacore prioritizer
              * add '-r' multipath arg to force maps reload
              * add "show paths format" cli command
              * add "show maps format" cli command
              * add "show status" cli command
              * add "show wildcards" cli command
              * add "quit" cli command
              * add "enablequeueing" and "disablequeueing" cli commands
      * Fixes
              * leaks plugged (virtualiron, suse, redhat work)
              * honour ALUA preference indicator
      * Developers changes :
              * no more prioritizer callouts. replaced by mem-pinned .so
                to avoid having to cache the callouts.
              * move checkers to mem-pinned .so too
              * allow arguments passing to prioritizers
      * Contributors :
              * Alex Zeffertt <    eu citrix com>
              * Andrey Panin <    pazke donpac ru>
              * Babu Moger <    lsi com>
              * Benjamin Marzinski <    redhat com>
              * Brian King <    linux vnet ibm com>
              * Bryn M.Reeves <    redhat com>
              * Chandra Seetharaman <    us ibm com>
              * Charlie Brady <    budge apana org au>
              * Chauhan, Vijay <    lsi com>
              * Christophe Varoqui <    opensvc com>
              * Colin Watson <    canonical com>
              * Dave Wysochanski <    redhat com>
              * Guido Guenther <    sigxcpu org>
              * Guido Günther <    sigxcpu org>
              * Hannes Reinecke <    suse de>
              * Jim Lester <    compellent com>
              * Kiyoshi Ueda <    ct jp nec com>
              * Konrad Rzeszutek <    virtualiron com>
              * Martin Petermann <    linux vnet ibm com>
              * Matthew Kent <    bravenet com>
              * Mike Anderson <    linux vnet ibm com>
              * Mike Snitzer <    redhat com>
              * Moger, Babu <    lsi com>
              * Nikanth Karthikesan <    suse de>
              * Ritesh Raj Sarraf <    researchut com>
              * Rumko <    gmail com>
              * Stefan Bader <    de ibm com>
              * Stefan Haberland <    de ibm com>
              * Stefan Weinhuber <    de ibm com>
              * Yanqing Liu <    dell com>



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