nbdkit-release-notes-1.4 - Man Page

release notes for nbdkit 1.4

Description

These are the release notes for nbdkit stable release 1.4. This describes the major changes since 1.2.

nbdkit 1.4.0 was released on 6th July 2018.

New features

  • You can write plugins in Tcl, see nbdkit-tcl-plugin(3).
  • Other new plugins: nbdkit-ext2-plugin(1), nbdkit-random-plugin(1), nbdkit-zero-plugin(1).
  • New filters: nbdkit-blocksize-filter(1), nbdkit-fua-filter(1), nbdkit-log-filter(1), nbdkit-nozero-filter(1).
  • Bash tab completion of nbdkit commands.
  • TLS Pre-Shared Keys (PSK) authentication.
  • We now default to the newstyle protocol, use -o to select oldstyle.
  • On-demand ramping of thread pool.
  • TRIM support in the file plugin.
  • Reworked error handling.
  • New can_zero, can_fua methods and better handling of FUA.
  • New nbdkit_realpath function.
  • nbdkit_parse_size rewritten.
  • Better handling of shutdown path to ensure plugins can do long cleanups.
  • New PKG_CHECK_VAR variables.
  • Regression test for IPv6 connections.
  • Of course numerous smaller bug fixes and improvements.

Acknowledgements

Thanks in particular to Eric Blake and Pino Toscano.

See Also

nbdkit(1), https://www.redhat.com/archives/libguestfs/2018-July/msg00023.html.

Authors

Eric Blake

Richard W.M. Jones

License

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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Referenced By

nbdkit(1).

2020-06-29 nbdkit-1.21.13