These are the release notes for nbdkit stable release 1.10. This describes the major changes since 1.8.
nbdkit 1.10.0 was released on 18th January 2019.
NBD_FLAG_CAN_MULTI_CONNwhich greatly improves performance for clients that support it.
- nbdkit-data-plugin(1) and nbdkit-memory-plugin(1): By adding fine-grained locking, these plugins now use the fully parallel thread model.
- nbdkit-cache-filter(1): The size of the cache can now be limited, and the cache reclaims space using an LRU algorithm. It has also been enhanced to support cache-on-read mode. The filter now uses a fully parallel thread model.
- nbdkit-cow-filter(1): Use a fully parallel thread model.
- nbdkit-sh-plugin(1): Inline scripts: https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/nbdkit-inline-scripts/
- nbdkit-sh-plugin(1): Full API version 2 is now supported.
- nbdkit-ocaml-plugin(3): Full API version 2 is now supported.
- nbdkit-delay-filter(1) allows you to specify the read, write, zero and trim delays individually.
- nbdkit-curl-plugin(1): Add support for connecting to servers over Unix domain sockets.
- Bash tab completion has been improved: Partial plugin names are expanded correctly, and plugin parameters containing
- Public header files can now be consumed by ISO C90 compilers (but GCC or Clang is still required to compile nbdkit itself).
- A better non-cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator (xoshiro256** 1.0) is now used on all platforms, replacing previous uses of random(3).
- Fuzzing using American Fuzzy Lop is now supported, and was carried out, resulting in one error being found in the server (not security related).
- New nbdkit-xz-filter(1): This replaces nbdkit-xz-plugin which will be removed in nbdkit 1.12.
- New nbdkit-loop(1) man page documenting how to use nbdkit for loop mounts. See also: https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/nbdkit/
- New nbdkit-full-plugin(1): Returns
ENOSPCon every request.
attribute((sentinel))are used in internal header files to improve code quality.
- Logging using
%mnow works on all platforms, not just on Linux with glibc (Eric Blake).
- VPATH builds partially supported (Eric Blake).
Richard W.M. Jones
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