Stratis 3.0.0 Release Notes2021-11-15
mulhern, Stratis Team
Stratis 3.0.0 includes many internal improvements, bug fixes, and user-visible changes.
Users of the Stratis CLI may observe the following changes:
- It is now possible to set the filesystem logical size when creating a filesystem.
- It is possible to rebind a pool using a Clevis tang server or with a key in the kernel keyring.
- Filesystem and pool list output have been extended and improved. The pool
listing includes an
Alertscolumn. Currently this column is used to indicate whether the pool is in a restricted operation mode. A new subcommand,
stratis pool explain, which provides a fuller explanation of the codes displayed in the
Alertscolumn has been added. The filesystem listing now displays a filesystem's logical size.
- With encrypted pools it was previously possible for the display of block
device paths to change format if
stratisdwas restarted after an encrypted pool had been created. Now the display of the block device paths is consistent across
In stratisd 3.0.0 the D-Bus API has undergone a revision and the prior
interfaces are all removed. The
FetchProperties interfaces that
were supported by all objects have been removed. The values that were
previously obtainable via the
are now conventional D-Bus properties. The possible values of error codes
returned by the D-Bus methods have been reduced to 0 and 1, with the usual
stratisd 3.0.0 includes a number of significant internal improvements and a few bug fixes.
stratisd bug fixes:
- Previously the Stratis release included a dracut.conf.d file which made the Stratis dracut modules required in the initramfs. The consequence of this was that the initramfs could not be built unless all files required for the Stratis modules were present; if the initramfs is not built a reboot will fail. That file has been removed in this release.
--promptoption was not passed to
stratis-fstab-setupscript; this prevented the user from entering the password necessary to unlock an encrypted pool during boot. This is no longer the case.
- Previously, stratisd did not increase the amount of space allocated to its spare metadata device when its in-use thinpool metadata device was extended. In some situations, when setting up a pool, stratisd might attempt a repair operation on the thinpool metadata device; if the space allocated for the spare metadata device was not large enough to accommodate all the metadata, then the repair operation would fail. Now the space allocated for the spare metadata device is increased whenever the metadata device is extended.
stratisdwas not immediately updating the devicemapper device stack when a cache was initialized with the result that the cache was not immediately put in use. This is no longer the case.
stratisdwas not immediately updating the Clevis encryption info associated with a pool on a command to bind an encrypted pool with Clevis. This problem has been corrected.
stratisdwas sending an incorrect D-Bus signal on a pool name change; this has been fixed.
- Previously, when
stratisd-min, which runs during boot before D-Bus functionality is available, gave way to
stratisdwhen the D-Bus had been set up, it was possible for inconsistencies to arise if the Stratis engine was performing an operation which required invoking a distinct executable. The executable might be terminated during its execution, and
stratisd-minwould take the action appropriate to the command failure before exiting. Now, systemd is instructed to send a kill signal only to
stratisd-minand not to any of
stratisd-min's child processes when shutting down
- Previously, if the same device was specified using two different paths
when creating or extending a pool the different paths would be
interpreted as two different devices and an error would be returned when
stratisdattempted to initialize the device a second time. Now, the different paths are canonicalized eagerly, and converted into a single canonical representation of the device,
stratisdinitializes the device only once, and no error is returned.
stratisddid not report all existing object paths in the result of a D-Bus Introspect() call. This was due to a bug in version 0.9.1 and previous of
stratisd's dbus-tree dependency.
stratisdnow requires dbus-tree 0.9.2, so all nodes are reported.
stratisdrelied entirely on udev information when deciding whether a storage device was not in use by another application and could safely be overwritten with Stratis metadata. Now it performs a supplementary check using libblkid and exits with an error if libblkid reports that the device is in use.
- Handling of errors returned by internal methods is improved; a chaining mechanism has been introduced and the error chains can be scrutinized programatically to identify expected scenarios like rollback failures.
- A set of states indicating that a pool has reduced capability have been added internally and are published on the D-Bus. A pool's capability is reduced on an error being returned internally which contains, somewhere in its chain, the appropriate identifying error variant.
- The code used to roll back failed encryption operations on a list of pool devices has been refactored and generalized. It is now capable of returning an error that can be used to identify a restricted pool capability due to a rollback failure.
stratisduses sha-256 instead of sha-1 for Clevis-related encryption operations to conform with Clevis's own usage.
stratisdexits more elegantly and less frequently if it encounters an error during execution of the distinct tasks that are assigned to the individual threads that it manages internally.
- In preparation for edition 2021 of the Rust language,
stratisdsource code has been updated to conform entirely to edition 2018 recommendations.
stratisd depends directly on the
chrono crate against which
RUSTSEC-2020-0159 has been filed. We have demonstrated that
not affected by this CVE by building and testing
stratisd against a
clone of the
chrono crate from which all the code affected by the CVE
has been removed, proving that
stratisd has no dependency on that code.
Please consult the stratisd and stratis-cli changelogs for additional information about the 3.0.0 release.
We would like to thank mvollmer for contributions to this release.