January 26, 2016, 1:31am
Here’s the first testing update in the new release cycle, 3.8-11.01. Two small but important issues are resolved, thanks to contributions from
@mchakravartula and @phillxnet. This is going to be the main theme of this cycle. We have a list of small-but-important enhancements and fixes to focus on across the board, which are part of Tenaya and Kilauea Iki milestones. There are a few bigger items too, which will be looked at next.
11:42PM - 23 Sep 15 UTC
01:11AM - 26 Jan 16 UTC
At the very least, application state should automatically detect if hostname as
… been changed on the cli.
In addition to that, it would be nice if hostname change can be supported in the web-ui
forum post: http://forum.rockstor.com/t/host-name-change/464
02:18PM - 17 Jan 16 UTC
02:09AM - 24 Jan 16 UTC
I have observed another return code from smartctl execution that if not caught l
… eads to a failure to populate the smart tabs when the data is otherwise available and the command also executes as expected. This is akin to the circumstance addressed in pull request #957 only this time the command is:-
smartctl -l selftest -l selective /dev/sdb
and the exit code is 128
-bash: 128: command not found
January 28, 2016, 4:01am
3.8-11.02 is now available. Two UI issues have been closed in this update, one of which – pool creation interface with updating summary table – remained an eye sore for a while, until now.
@ganti_priya redesigned it to display a nice summary including raw and usable capacity information as you select disks and raid profile. This change is especially helpful when there are a large number of disks.
03:39PM - 19 Jan 16 UTC
03:59AM - 28 Jan 16 UTC
The yellow mouse over hints that appear on mouse over events are barely 2 word w
… ide, I think they should be wider so that they don't require as much height on the screen and gain readability.
03:52AM - 25 Jun 15 UTC
04:00AM - 28 Jan 16 UTC
The disk selection part is especially cumbersome. A fresh redesign would be grea
January 29, 2016, 11:46pm
I’ve been burdened a bit by support overhead last few days, but the good side of it is that we learned some new things and can deal with upstream changes and kernel updates a bit better going forward.
I did manage to close out an important issue that fixes Share and Pool usage reporting on the UI. That’s what’s in this new update – 3.8-11.03 now available!
02:32AM - 06 Jun 15 UTC
10:44PM - 28 Jan 16 UTC
This is due to quota information becoming inconsistent and needing to rescan.
… e may need to update the btrfs logic which was not touched in a loooong time.
January 30, 2016, 7:00pm
Two more issues are closed and we just released 3.8-11.05!
OS pool name was static before(rockstor_rockstor) which was tripping up some reinstalls or concurrent installs on different boot drives. Now it’s dynamic and reflects the name set during install. We also tightened up rockstor-pre service to not fail after “soft” errors, so the UI doesn’t go dark due to less serious errors.
02:53AM - 03 Oct 15 UTC
01:46AM - 30 Jan 16 UTC
Currently, on a fresh install, the os pool is automatically labeled rockstor_roc
… kstor. On reinstalls, if disk names are shuffled, we may end up with a variation like rockstor_rockstor00.
remove the assumption that root pool will always be named rockstor_rockstor. instead make it into field in the pool model maybe.
04:05AM - 26 Jan 16 UTC
05:32PM - 30 Jan 16 UTC
if python_downgrade fails in rockstor-pre due to yum failure(lack of internet, f
… or example), the service fails and has a cascading effect that is a bit too harsh. This should be a soft error. For errors resulting from bad python bits from .34, they'll bubble up on a semi working web-ui at least. Plus this is largely a non issue on fresh installs of 3.8-11 and after, so can be deprecated after a couple of versions.
February 1, 2016, 12:24am
3.8-11.06 is out everybody! Thanks to
@bkelly for reporting the nginx issue triggered by ip changes. It’s now fixed. @phillxnet improved the display of root disk attributed.
04:12AM - 14 Jan 16 UTC
11:51PM - 31 Jan 16 UTC
update_nginx in rockstor-pre service doesn't handle changed management ip addres
… s properly. The behavior is explained in great detail in this forum post: http://forum.rockstor.com/t/unable-to-access-management-gui/921
01:25PM - 23 Jan 16 UTC
11:59PM - 31 Jan 16 UTC
The Model, Transport, Vendor entries on the Storage - Disks page for the system
… disk are always null; it would be nice to have these show the correct information.
February 5, 2016, 10:51pm
It’s been a bit slower development pace last few days, I spent way too much time than I wished on fixing up AD integration issues. Thanks to users for reporting issues and
@JBelthoff especially for providing deeper insights into a winbind based setup. Some of you are aware, I am sure, that Rockstor uses the newer SSS based approach summarized here. I almost gave in and went back to winbind, but I was able to fill in some gaps and everything seems to be working in my environment with 2012 R2 AD server.
So, 3.8-11.07 is now out and I’d greatly appreciate test results and feedback from AD users. Documentation on AD config is not updated yet, but it’s pretty self explanatory with tooltips etc…
In addition to AD related changes, we also made a small UI improvement listed below.
01:33AM - 23 Oct 15 UTC
10:49PM - 05 Feb 16 UTC
I would like to suggest adding a warning similar to the one GitHub does when del
… eting subvolumes.
A prompt explaining whats going to happen and a confirmation that you had read ( put the share name here or something)
This operation can lead to losing a lot of data and i dont think its shown enough.
Same concept could be applied to pools.
February 9, 2016, 1:28am
We’ve closed a couple more issues and just released 3.8-11.08. Nice little UI enhancements and a bit of backend improvement thanks to
@mchakravartula and @ganti_priya for their pull requests. Please test away!
11:53PM - 28 Oct 15 UTC
11:41PM - 08 Feb 16 UTC
There are some inconsistencies with the 'delete all' feature for snapshots.
… The button needs to be called 'Delete all Snapshots' or something similar instead of 'Delete'
2. If snapshots are accessed from the "Share" screen, the 'Delete' (or rather delete all) button is on top right (along with Rollback and Clone buttons) and bottom right. However, the bottom right is not visible unless the screen is scrolled.
1. If snapshots are accessed from 'Snapshot' screen, the 'Delete' (or rather delete all) button does not appear on top right of the screen with 'Create' and 'Schedule' buttons, but rather appears on the bottom left of the screen that is not visible until the screen is horizontally scrolled. The buttons should be consistent, whether snapshots are accessed from Shares or Snapshots screen. To add to it, 'Clone' and 'Rollback' buttons should also be part of Snapshot screen.
07:52PM - 26 Jan 16 UTC
11:28PM - 08 Feb 16 UTC
The columns of start time and end time are inverted in the task history.
February 9, 2016, 11:03pm
3.8-11.09 is now available! We closed two more issues in this update that I am sure you’ll all appreciate. Oh and thanks for
@phillxnet for one of the pull requests with improvements to disk scanning logic.
05:24PM - 05 Feb 16 UTC
10:21PM - 09 Feb 16 UTC
When using bios raid, such as Intel Raid Storage Technology on the system disk t
… here is no system disk identification due to differences in the device naming scheme, ie /dev/md126p3 rather than the expected /dev/sda3. This causes the base md126 as well as the swap partition to be listed in the disks page all with inappropriate flags.
This has been seen in the forum in the following post:-
I have reproduced the above system disk layout locally:-
01:44PM - 24 Jan 16 UTC
10:15PM - 09 Feb 16 UTC
Thanks to @grizzly on the forum for highlighting. It is often the case that the
… Rockstor version is not displayed in the top right of the WebUI as intended. It would be good to make this more reliable. Workaround is to visit the System - Software Update page and if there is a pending update it sometimes provokes the WebUI into displaying the current Rockstor version.
Please update the following forum thread with development on this issue.
February 10, 2016, 7:10am
Just a question.
The last few updates I have had the Samba and the Rockons system services being diabled during update, so that I have to enable them manually after each update.
Is this pr. design?
February 12, 2016, 6:11am
Hello everyone. A new testing update, 3.8-11.10 is now available. I merged two pull requests, one is part-2 of
#988 and the other improves the update feature of Rock-ons.
Keep your feedback, bugreports and test results coming, much appreciated!
03:26AM - 12 Feb 16 UTC
1) shares-layout snaphots tab view:
a) create snapsh
b) Delete individual
c) Delete all
2) snapshots view:
a) Create snapshot
b) schedule snapshot
c) Clone icon
d) Delete icon
e) individual checkbox snapshot delete
f) Delete all snaphosts
g) share link directing to shares page
05:33PM - 27 Jan 16 UTC
05:48AM - 12 Feb 16 UTC
This may be hard to reproduce, but we could probably improve the update logic a
… bit while we are at it.
See (1) in http://forum.rockstor.com/t/rock-on-service-restart-issues/979
February 17, 2016, 9:38pm
Two more issues and we have 3.8-11.11. Please test away!
Two pull requests were merged for this one. A neat and pretty involved improvement to disk management from
@phillxnet and a nice UI improvment from @gkadillak, good to see you back bud!
07:54PM - 13 Feb 16 UTC
08:50PM - 17 Feb 16 UTC
With an mdraid install (system disk) where root (btrfs) is on for example md126,
… ie not in a partition, the Disks page fails to display the system disk and the rockstor_rockstor pool is also not found.
I have made a start on modifying scan_disks to account for this arrangement to improve reporting of the system disk and the associated rockstor_rockstor pool.
05:15AM - 16 Feb 16 UTC
Instead of the green elements, I propose that instead of the green elements, the
… y should be white and the font should match that of the rest of the banner. Example shown below.
February 18, 2016, 6:27pm
3.8-11.12 is now available! Rock-ons restart mechanism is improved and we closed a minor UI bug in group creation. Enjoy!
05:34PM - 27 Jan 16 UTC
03:50PM - 18 Feb 16 UTC
See (2) in http://forum.rockstor.com/t/rock-on-service-restart-issues/979
05:01PM - 10 Feb 16 UTC
03:50PM - 18 Feb 16 UTC
When creating a group via the web UI, if I enter a specific GID it is ignored. F
… or example, I create a group called "accesstest", putting 10099 into the GID field and submit. The group is created with the next sequentially-available GID, for example "10016" in the case of a test I just ran.
It appears that the GID field is being ignored. Doesn't seem to make a difference whether I choose to put the group under "Rockstor management" or not.
February 20, 2016, 1:51am
3.8-11.15 is now available! This is a special one where we fixed two issues that have been painful to many users.
AD integration has been broken in a few different ways with our
sssd approach. It looks great in theory and I am open to bringing it back again, but many users ran into issues including Rockstor dropping off the domain, id mapping issues and windows ACLs. So, we are bringing back the winbind approach. We’ve tested it quite a bit and encourage everyone to do the same.
It has been painful to start over with a new rock-on root share because you can’t delete the current rock-on root share from the ui. Now you can! a minor step forward with rock-ons. many more to come.
09:42PM - 24 Jan 16 UTC
12:57AM - 20 Feb 16 UTC
Ad Join not working. Tries to take the administrator instead of g
… iven account. But Administrator is on Windows 2012 deactivated. Domain controller shows the same in his logs.
10:35PM - 24 Jan 16 UTC
12:02AM - 20 Feb 16 UTC
Add a force flag that will delete a Share after automatically removing all assoc
… iated Snapshots.