[ANNOUNCE] ipvs 0.9.8 available

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Subject: [ANNOUNCE] ipvs 0.9.8 available
From: Wensong Zhang <wensong@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 21:10:25 +0800 (CST)

The ipvs 0.9.8 tar ball is available on the LVS website. It has some minor
enhancement. The ChangeLog is as follows:

IP Virtual Server Netfilter module - Version 0.9.8 - December 11, 2001

        * Added the nat_icmp_send sysctl variable, which is to control
        sending icmp messages for VS/NAT when the load balancer receives
        packets from real servers but the connection entries don't
        exist. It is disabled by default.

        * Tidy up some code of slow timer, such as changing the type of
        __ip_vs_sltimerlist_lock from rwlock to spinlock and the type of
        functions. Thank Julian for reminding me that local_bh_disable
        call that I added in the 0.9.8pre1 is not necessary, and testing
        0.9.8pre2 on SMP box.

        * Changed to send the member state and flags of connection
        synchronization in network order, instead of host order. It can
        solve the problem that the primary load balancer and the backups
        may have different hardware architectures. Thank Rodger Erickson
        <rerickson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> for the suggestion.

        * Added the functionality of synchronizing connection controller
        each time a connection is synchronized and it has its
        controller. It is useful for persistent service in the IPVS
        connection synchronization. And, change the type of protocol in
        struct ip_vs_sync_conn from __u16 to __u8, then a __u8 space is
        reserved for future development.

        * Fixed the bug of linking a dest into a dest_list in the lblcr

As always, bugreports, fixes, comments and suggestions are welcome.


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