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+# Release notes for Gluster 8.1
+This is a Improvements and bugfix release. The release notes for [8.0]
+contains a listing of all the new features that were added
+and bugs fixed in the GlusterFS 8 stable release.
+**NOTE:** Next minor release tentative date: Week of 10th Sep, 2020
+### Improvements and Highlights
+Below improvements have been added to this minor release.
+- Performance improvement over the creation of large files - VM disks in oVirt by bringing down trivial lookups of non-existent shards. Issue ([#1425](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1425))
+- Fsync in the replication module uses eager-lock functionality which improves the performance of VM workloads with an improvement of more than 50% in small-block of approximately 4kb with write heavy workloads. Issue ([#1253](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1253))
+## Issues addressed in this release
+Please find the list of issues added to this release below.
+- [#763](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/763) thin-arbiter: Testing report
+- [#1217](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1217) Modify group "virt" to add rpc/network related changes
+- [#1250](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1250) geo-rep: Fix corner case in rename on mkdir during hybrid crawl
+- [#1281](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1281) Unlinking the file with open fd, returns ENOENT or stale file ...
+- [#1348](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1348) Fuse mount crashes in shard translator when truncating a *real...
+- [#1351](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1351) issue with gf_fill_iatt_for_dirent()
+- [#1352](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1352) api: libgfapi symbol versions break LTO in Fedora rawhide/f33
+- [#1354](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1354) High CPU utilization by self-heal on disperse volumes with no ...
+- [#1385](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1385) High CPU utilization by self-heal on disperse volumes when an ...
+- [#1396](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1396) [bug-1851989] smallfile performance drops after commit the pat...
+- [#1407](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1407) glusterd keep crashing when upgrading from 6.5 to 7.7
+- [#1418](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1418) GlusterFS 8.0: Intermittent error:1408F10B:SSL routines:SSL3_G...
+- [#1440](https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/1440) glusterfs 7.7 fuse client memory leak