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Darshan-3.0.0-pre1
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darshan-2.3.1
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* added documentation and example configuration files for using the -profile
  or $MPICC_PROFILE hooks to add instrumentation to MPICH-based MPI
  implementations without generating custom wrapper scripts
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* Add wrappers for mkstemp(), mkostemp(), mkstemps(), and mkostemps()
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  (reported by Tom Peterka)
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* Change OPEN_TIMESTAMP field to report timestamp right before open() is
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  invoked rather than after timestamp after open is completed.
  NOTE: updated log format version to 2.06 to reflect this change.
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* Change start_time and end_time fields in job record to use min and max
  (respectively) across all ranks
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* Fix bug in write volume data reported in file system table in
  darshan-job-summary.pl (reported by Matthieu Dorier)
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* Clean up autoconf test for zlib and make zlib mandatory (reported by Kalyana
  Chadalavada)
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* add --start-group and --end-group notation to Darshan libraries for Cray PE
  2.x environment to fix link-time corner cases (Yushu Yao)
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* improve y axis labels on time interval graphs in darshan-job-summary.pl
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  (reported by Tom Peterka)
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* misc. improvements to darshan-parser --perf output (reported by Shane
  Snyder)
  - indicate which rank was slowest in unique file results
  - label I/O vs. meta time more clearly
  - include unique file meta time in agg_perf_by_slowest calculation
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* added regression test script framework in darshan-test/regression/
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  - currently support platforms include:
    - Linux with static linking and generated compiler wrappers
    - Linux with static linking and profiler configuration files
    - Linux with dynamic linking and LD_PRELOAD
    - Blue Gene/Q with static linking and profiler configuration files
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* update darshan-gen-fortran.pl and darshan-gen-cxx.pl to support new library
  naming conventions in MPICH 3.1.1 and higher
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* update documentation to reflect known issues with some versions of MPICH
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* Cray platforms: modify darshan-runtime so that link-time instrumentation 
  options are only used when statically linking via Libs.private.  
  (reported by Kalyana Chadalavada)
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darshan-2.3.0
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* Fix incorrect version numbering in darshan-runtime component of Darshan
  2.2.9, reported by Jean-Guillaume Piccinali

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darshan-2.2.9
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* Bug fixes:
  - Fix mnt table overflow if a large number of file systems are mounted, 
    reported by David Shrader.
  - Fix argument parsing for darshan-convert, reported by Mouhamed Gueye.
  - Fix metadata annotation overflow in darshan-convert, reported by 
    Mouhamed Gueye.
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  - Fix const-correctness in dynamic library when built against MPI 3.x
    libraries.
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  - Fix "undefined symbol: dlsym" error when using preloaded dynamic library
    on some platforms, reported by Florin Isaila.
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  - Normalize timestamps to always be relative to MPI_Init().
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  - Better library name matching in compiler wrappers to handle more MPICH
    variations on Blue Gene systems.
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  - Fixed header dependency problems when using darshan-logutils.h in external
    programs (Shane Snyder).
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* Enhancements:
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  - Add support (both in documentation and in provided module files) for
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    Cray PE 2.x.
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  - Honor CC variable to allow darshan-util to be built with other compilers
    besides gcc.
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  - Update documentation to clarify the interaction between rpath and
    LD_PRELOAD when instrumenting dynamic libraries, issue reported and
    investigated by Davide Del Vento.
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  - Ability to disable shared-file reduction by setting the
    DARSHAN_DISABLE_SHARED_REDUCTION environment variable.
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  - More thorough output from darshan-parser --perf, suggested by Huong Luu.
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  - Increased metadata annotation room from 64 bytes to 1KiB in header.
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  - CP_F_{FASTEST/SLOWEST}_RANK_TIME counters now take MPI-IO time into
    account, not just POSIX time, issue reported by Huong Luu.
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  - Better handling of systems with many mounted file systems (after which
    point Darshan will assume file resides on / file system), issue reported
    and investigated by David Shrader:
    - Track up to 64 rather than 32 mounted file systems at runtime.
    - Increase header space available for storing mount point information in
      log file from approximately 1 KiB to approximately 3 KiB.
    - Prioritize storing information about non-NFS volumes over NFS volumes
      if too many file systems are mounted to record them all.
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  - Added darshan-util pkgconfig file (Shane Snyder).
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  - Added --enable-shared configure option to darshan-util to build and
    a shared library version of libdarshan-util
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darshan-2.2.8
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* WARNING: please note that the Darshan module file for Cray environments has
  been updated, especially in the DARSHAN_POST_LINK_OPTS variable.  Please
  update your module file accordingly when upgrading from 2.2.7 or earlier 
  on Cray platforms.
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* Improved ability to analyze I/O activity related to particular files 
  opened by an application
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  - darshan-summary-per-file.sh script to generate a separate pdf summary for
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    each file opened by an application. Developed by Rob Latham.
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  - Added --file-list and --file-list-detailed options to darshan-parser to 
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    list files opened by an application along with brief statistics
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  - Added --file option to darshan-convert to filter out activity for a
    specific file from a Darshan log
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* Add wrappers for POSIX AIO operations (fixes tracking of underlying POSIX
  operations resulting from nonblocking MPI-IO operations.  Bug reported by
  David Shrader.)
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* Fix compile-time errors when Darshan is configured for use with MPICH 3.x 
  installations with const correct MPI function prototypes. Also affects 
  MPICH 1.5+ installations with optional const support.  Reported by Yushu Yao.
* Fix segmentation fault when using LD_PRELOAD instrumentation on programs
  that use MPI_Init_thread() rather than MPI_Init().  Reported by Myriam
  Botalla.
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* Updated Cray installation documentation for cleaner integration in Cray
  environments
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* Fix bug that recorded incorrect device ID (and therefore incorrect mount
  point mapping) if stat() was called before open() on a file
* Store version number of the darshan runtime library in the log file 
  metadata (see lib_ver in darshan-parser output)
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darshan-2.2.6
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* Bug fixes:
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  - make sure to honor user-specified hints passed in at runtime
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    via the DARSHAN_LOGHINTS env variable.
  - include fread and fwrite in darshan-job-summary.pl read and write counts
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  - fix segmentation fault on invalid arguments to darshan-parser
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* Performance enhancements:
  - collect mount point information at rank 0 and broadcast to all 
    processes to avoid excess file system traffic on startup
  - change default MPI-IO hints for writing log file to
    romio_no_indep_rw=true and cb_nodes=4 to improve log creation performance
* Install libdarshan-util and headers during installation process for
  darshan-util; patch contributed by Matthieu Dorier
* Detect PMPI support at link time when using compiler scripts produced
  by the darshan-gen-* utilities.  This avoids link problems when Darshan
  compiler wrappers are used with the ADIOS dummy MPI library; reported
  by Jingqing Mu
* Support MPICH_{CC/CXX/F77} environment variables in compiler scripts
  produced by the darshan-gen-* utilities
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* Add instrumentation of startup time, enabled via DARSHAN_INTERNAL_TIMING
  environment variable
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* Rename cp-shutdown-bench test utility to darshan-shutdown-bench and enable
  benchmarking hooks in library by default so that darshan-shutdown-bench 
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  can be used with any Darshan installation
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* Remove deprecated --enable-st-dev-workaround configure option
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* Misc. documentation updates
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* Fix bug in mount point identification when --enable-stat-at-open option is
  not used.  In Darshan 2.2.4, some file entries were recorded as using the "/"
  file system regardless of their location.
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* Update patches and documentation for Cray xt-asyncpe environment 5.12 or 
  higher; contributed by Yushu Yao.
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* Update documentation to no longer recommend --enable-stat-at-open option on 
  any systems
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* Fix unresolved symbols error when linking non-MPI programs with Cray
  compiler.  Reported by Yushu Yao.
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* Use fstat() in place of stat() for detecting file information when
  --enable-stat-at-open option is used
* Use statfs() at startup to detect default block size for supported file
  systems
* Added --enable-group-readable-logs configure option, which will cause
  Darshan to to generate log files with the group read permission bit set.
  This option is useful in conjunction with deployments that set the setgid
  bit on log directories.
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darshan-2.2.4
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* Disable extra stat() of newly opened files by default.  This improves 
  performance on shared files for some platforms.  Reported by Yushu Yao.
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  - prevents Darshan from reporting SIZE_AT_OPEN, FILE_ALIGNENT, and 
    DARSHAN_FILE_NOT_ALIGNED values
  - features can still be enabled via --enable-stat-at-open option
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* Fix missing -lz in post ld flags reported by Yushu Yao.  Fixes a link-time
  error for some corner-case applications.
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* Fix bug in Cray compiler script patches that was setting compiler flags 
  incorrectly.  Reported by Yushu Yao.
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  WARNING: if you are using a previous Darshan release (2.2.3 through
  2.2.4-pre4) on a Cray platform, please re-patch your compiler scripts.
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* Update darshan-gen-* scripts to support the potential for additonal LDFLAGS
  or CFLAGS that appear before the object or source file in the compile or
  link commands.  This fixes compatibility with some mvapich2 installations,
  reported by Dragos Constantin.
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darshan-2.2.3
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* improved Cray XE6 support
  - support for GNU, PGI, Cray, Pathscale, and Intel compilers
  - patch adding Darshan capability to system compiler scripts
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  - software module, including testing and features contributed 
    by Yushu Yao and Katie Antypas of The National Energy Research 
    Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
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  - improved documentation
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* minor bug fixes:
  - properly detect cxx library name when generating BG/Q compiler wrappers
  - improve timing mechanism for cp-shutdown-bench benchmark
  - improve hashing to avoid log file name collisions
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darshan-2.2.2
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* bug fixes:
  - remove debugging message that was inadvertently included in
    MPI_File_sync() wrapper
  - fix potential hang if the --with-log-path-by-env argument was used at 
    configure time but the environment variable was not set at run time

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* significant improvements to how counters are handled in multi-threaded
  applications
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* initial (rough) documentation for using Darshan in Cray
  programming environments with static linking
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* bug fixes:
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  - escape special characters in mount point paths in darshan-job-summary.pl
    (reported by Mouhamed Gueye)
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  - workarounds for various runtime problems with cuserid() and stat() in  
    Cray environments
  - build problems with darshan-utils on some versions of OSX
  - accurate shared file statistics for libraries that use deferred opens

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darshan-2.2.0
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* split darshan into separate packages:
  - darshan-runtime: for runtime instrumentation
  - darshan-utils: for processing darshan log files
* changed default output file name for darshan-job-summary.pl to be based on
  input file name rather than summary.pdf
* reorganized init and finalize routines so that can be linked separately (to
  allow for easier integration with other instrumentation tools)
* add -cc, -cxx, -f77, -f90, and -fc support to compiler scripts generated by
  the darshan-gen-*.pl scripts
* bug fixes:
  - potential MAX_BYTE overflow on 32 bit systems
  - incorrect pread and pwrite offset tracking
  - corrections to darshan-job-summary variance table
  - better runtime error handling if bzip or gnuplot tools are insufficient
  - improvements to time range in darshan-job-summary graphs
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* documentation:
  - improved documentation for both the darshan-runtime and darshan-util
  portions of Darshan can be found in the respective doc/ subdirectory for
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darshan-2.1.2
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* improved error handling when writing log files.  If a write fails then the
  log file will be deleted and a warning will be printed to stderr.

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* new darshan-convert command line utility for converting existing log files,
  with optional anonymization and optional bzip2 compression
* bzip2 support in command line utilities (but not in the darshan library
  itself)
* updated log file format that allows for string key/value pairs to be stored
  in the header
* added ability to set MPI-IO hints when writing darshan log
  at configure time: --with-log-hints
  at run time: DARSHAN_LOGHINTS environment variable
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* bug fix contributed by Sandra Schröder: use case-insensitive search for MPI
  symbols in Fortran wrapper script
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* performance bug fix: remove unecessary call to MPI_File_set_size when
  writing log
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* added --with-logpath-by-env configure option to allow absolute 
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darshan-2.1.0
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* additinoal environment variables to control log, jobid and
  alignment parameters
* additional configure tests to improve portability
* bug fixes for darshan-parser --perf calucations
* support for MPI1.x
* support for OpenMPI
* support for PGI, Intel compilers
* new libdarshan.so dynamic library for use with LD_PRELOAD

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darshan-2.0.2
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* added a random identifier to job logs (to avoid collisions from multiple
  application instances within a single scheduler job)
* improved installation and library path management for darshan-job-summary.pl
* improved error handling in darshan-job-summary.pl
* additional derived statistics categories for darshan-parser output:
    --all   : all sub-options are enabled
    --base  : darshan log field data [default]
    --file  : total file counts
    --perf  : derived perf data
    --total : aggregated darshan field data

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* bug fix to variance/minimum calculations on shared files
* switch to automatic generation of all MPI compiler scripts using
  darshan-gen-* tools
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* new run time environment variable: DARSHAN_INTERNAL_TIMING.  If set at job
  execution time, it will cause Darshan to time its own internal data 
  aggregation routines and print the results to stdout at rank 0.

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darshan-2.0.0
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* new output file format that is portable across architectures
  NOTE: Darshan 1.x output files are incompatible with the tools in this 
  release unless they were generated on a ppc32 architecture (Blue Gene)
* 8 new counters that record the rank of the fastest and slowest process that
  opened each shared file, along with the number of seconds and number of
  bytes consumed by those processes.  It also reports the variance in both
  time and amount of data.
* new --with-jobid-env configure argument to support recording job identifiers
  from different schedulers
* job ID is now recorded within the Darshan log in addition to in the file
  name
* darshan-job-summary.pl:
  * opens output files directly without using intermediate darshan-parser output
  * table showing data usage per file system
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  * table showing I/O variance in shared files
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* Fixes for bugs reported by Noah Watkins: 
  * avoid name collision in hashing function
  * divide by zero error in darshan-job-summary.pl
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darshan-1.1.14
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* fixed erroneous incompatibility warning when opening old logs in darshan-parser

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darshan-1.1.13
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* updated compiler scripts to fix link order in some cases with -lhdf5

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darshan-1.1.12
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* improved mapping of file records to mount points
* new page in darshan-job-summary.pl output showing timelines of file access
* bug fix to "fast" mpif90 script
* checkpoint/restart ability in parallel fsstats script

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darshan-1.1.11
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* Bug fix for lseek, pread, and pwrite when used in 32 applications without large file support
* Improved experimental darshan-gen-cc.pl script
* Added new experimental darshan-gen-cxx.pl script
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darshan-1.1.10
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* Bug fix for files that are accessed with stat() but never opened
* Workaround zlib problems with 64 bit offsets on 32 bit architectures

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darshan-1.1.9
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* Added "fast" version of each BG/P compiler
* Added experimental scripts in test directory to run fsstats in parallel
* Kevin Harms: Added experimental utilities for loading darshan results into SQL
* Use exclusive flag when opening output file (to protect against file name collision)
* Rob Ross: updates to allow command line tools to build on Darwin
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* Bug fix for pnetcdf configure problem reported by Rob Latham; darshan now always pulls in MPI_Wtime() symbol at link time
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* Added tracking of file system type and mount point for each file
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* Added tracking of file size at open time (CP_SIZE_AT_OPEN)
* Moved sync cost to be counted in cumulative write time rather than cumulative metadata time
* Added sync as a separate category in darshan-job-summar.pl counters
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* Bug fix to most frequent access size table in darshan-job-summary.pl
* Converted all utilities to use darshan-logutils api for reading output files
* Added backwards compatibility to darshan-logutils routines
* Kevin Harms: Added darshan-analyzer utility to summarize usage of MPI-IO, pNetCDF, HDF5, and shared files across a set of output files
* Fixed bug field listing for darshan-diff utility

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darshan-1.1.7
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* Minor fix for a compile warning

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darshan-1.1.6
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* Kevin Harms: bug fix for segfault in apps that use MPI_Init_thread()

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darshan-1.1.5
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* Limit PMPI usage in library to fewer functions
* Update PMPI detection in compiler scripts to ignore functions unused by Darshan

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* Track files opened via Parallel NetCDF
* Track files opened via HDF5
* Record slowest individual POSIX read and write times along with access size for those operations
* Inspect symbols at compile time to determine whether to enable Darshan or not based on the presence of MPI and PMPI symbols
* Use GNU and IBM compilers from path rather than hard coded location
* Simplify warning message if unable to open log file
* Remove unused internal benchmark routines

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darshan-1.1.3
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* Updated compiler scripts for V1R4 driver on BlueGene/P

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* Added *_r versions of each IBM compiler script on BlueGene/P

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darshan-1.1.1
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* Set default permissions to 0400 (user read only) for output files
* Automatically disable Darshan at link time if common PMPI libraries are detected in the command line
* Experimental tool (darshan-gen-cc.pl) to automatically generate Darshan-enabled mpicc scripts

darshan-1.1.0
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* Initial public release