PVFS v1.5.3 release

Robert Ross rross at mcs.anl.gov
Mon Jan 14 10:49:17 PST 2002

Hello all,

The PVFS development team is happy to annouce the latest release of the
Parallel Virtual File System (PVFS), version 1.5.3. 

PVFS is an open source parallel file system implementation for Linux
clusters that operates over TCP/IP and uses existing disk hardware,
meaning that you can implement a parallel file system on your cluster
without additional hardware costs.  This release includes a number of bug
fixes and configuration improvements, many of which were contributed by
users of PVFS.  Additional debugging utilities make it ever easier to
configure PVFS on your system, and the newest Linux 2.4 kernels are
supported as well.  This release represents a significant improvement in
stability over the previous release, 1.5.2.

As always, the GPL'd source for PVFS is available from:


For more information on PVFS, including papers, FAQ, User's Guide, and a
Quick Start guide, see the PVFS home page:



Rob (on behalf of the team)

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