Current Series Release Notes

7.0.0-21

New Features

  • Adds a burn-in cleaning step ‘burnin_cpu’ to stress test CPUs for a configurable amount of time with stress-ng. To use this step, stress-ng needs to be installed on the RAM disk.

  • Adds a burn-in cleaning step ‘burnin_memory’ to stress test memory for a configurable amount of time with stress-ng. To use this step, stress-ng needs to be installed on the RAM disk.

Upgrade Notes

  • Removes support for the iscsi deploy interface. Please use a ramdisk from the Wallaby cycle if you need it.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes initial logging before configuration is loaded to re-log anything recorded for the purposes of troubleshooting. This is necessary as systemd does not report stdout from a process launch as part of the process’s logging. Now messages will be re-logged once the configuration has been loaded.

  • The command params no longer appear in the command results. See story 2008904 for details.

  • Fixes fall-back to sysrq when powering off or rebooting the node from inside a container.

  • Fixes an error with UEFI based deployments where using a partition image a NVMe device was previously failing due to the different device name pattern.

  • The lshw package version B.02.19.2-5 on CentOS 8.4 and 8.5 contains a bug that prevents the size of individual memory banks from being reported, with the result that the total memory size would be reported as 0 in some places. The total memory size is now taken from lshw’s total memory size output (which does not suffer from the same problem) when available.

  • No longer crashes if MAC address cannot be determined for one of the network interfaces.

  • Mirrors the previously disconnected EFI system partitions (ESPs) in UEFI software RAID setups. Disconnected ESPs can lead to nodes booting with outdated kernel parameters or the UEFI firmware not finding bootable kernels at all.

  • Adds a call to “udevadm settle” in write_image.sh. After GPT and MBR are destroyed systemd-udevd gets triggered which may hold /dev/sda open preventing qemu-img from writting its image.