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<div style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">We are pleased to announce that the Lustre 2.9.0 Release has been declared GA and is available for <a href="https://downloads.hpdd.intel.com/public/lustre/latest-feature-release/" style="color: purple;"></a><a href="https://downloads.hpdd.intel.com/public/lustre/lustre-2.9.0/" style="color: purple;">download</a><a href="https://downloads.hpdd.intel.com/public/lustre/lustre-2.9.0/" style="color: purple;"> </a>.
 You can also grab the source from <a href="http://git.whamcloud.com/fs/lustre-release.git/commit/ea79df5af4d9b034e39caa396cefc2a075e572ba" style="color: purple;"></a><a href="https://git.hpdd.intel.com/?p=fs/lustre-release.git;a=commit;h=4258370088ae65a7ec7886334191af6d53c73567" style="color: purple;">git</a></div>
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<div style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">This major release includes new features: </div>
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<div><font face="Calibri"><b style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">UID/GID Mapping</b><font face="Calibri,sans-serif"> </font></font><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Provides
 the capability to remap user and group IDs based on node address so as to simplify administration when sharing access between security domains</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif"> 
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 that provides hints to the server about the nature of the data access</span><span style="font-family: Calibri;"> (willread, dontreed) so that appropriate steps can be taken</span><span style="font-family: Calibri;">.</span><span style="font-family: Calibri;"> (</span><a href="https://jira.hpdd.intel.com/browse/LU-4931" style="color: purple; font-family: Calibri;">LU-4931</a><span style="font-family: Calibri;">)</span></div>
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 (</font></span><a href="https://jira.hpdd.intel.com/browse/LU-7990" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">LU-7990</a><span style="background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249);">)</span></div>
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<div><font face="Calibri,sans-serif"><b>Weak Updates</b> Lustre support for weak updates (KMP) has been added. Please note the associated name changes for the RPMs </font><span style="font-family: Calibri; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249);"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif">.
 (</font></span><a href="https://jira.hpdd.intel.com/browse/LU-5614" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">LU-5614</a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249);">)</span></div>
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<blockquote type="cite">Fuller details can be found in the <a href="http://wiki.lustre.org/Release_2.9.0" style="color: purple;">2.9 wiki page</a> (including the <a href="http://wiki.lustre.org/Lustre_2.9.0_Changelog" style="color: purple;">ch</a><a href="http://wiki.lustre.org/Lustre_2.9.0_Changelog" style="color: purple;">ange
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