Chef 11.4.4 and Chef 10.24.4 Released

Chef 11.4.4 and 10.24.4 Released We’ve released Chef 11.4.4 and 10.24.4 to fix some bugs introduced in the previous release: CHEF-3432: Chef client was keeping references to “stale” LWRP classes, which caused a memory leak when running Chef as a daemon without the –fork option. CHEF-4117: The patch for CHEF-3432 would cause Chef to fail […]

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Chef 11 In-Depth: Attributes Changes

Chef 11 In-Depth: Attributes Rewrite Chef’s attributes system is frequently cited by power users as one of their favorite features. Chef users love having the flexibility to tune their applications based on a node’s role or environment. Since we first introduced the current attributes system in Chef 0.8, however, we’ve found a few ways to […]

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Ohai 6.16.0 Released!

Ohai 6.16.0 Released! Today we’ve released Ohai 6.16.0 featuring 21 bug fixes and improvements. Sascha Bates split up the Windows kernel plugin. If you’re not using the driver information, you can disable the “windows::kernel_devices” plugin to greatly reduce the amount of memory consumed by Ohai data in your Chef runs. Improving Windows support is a […]

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Chef 10.18.0 Released!

Chef 10.18.0 is now available in the usual places, with 30 bug fixes and improvements. Reminder Before we go over what’s new in 10.18.0, I’d like to remind you that we released a security fix for Chef Server last Friday. It’s extremely important that you upgrade as soon as possible. Please help spread the word […]

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Chef 10.16.6 Security Release

We've released version 10.16.6 of Chef. The only change in this release is that chef-server-api and chef-server-webui have changed their dependency on the extlib gem to require at least version 0.9.16. This change patches a potential vulnerability similar to the vulnerability recently disclosed and fixed in rails. chef (client/solo), chef-solr, and chef-expander are unchanged from […]

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Chef 0.10 Preview: chefignore

Here’s the issue: we love our text editors and version control systems, but, despite all the indespensible things these tools do for us, they sometimes leave behind temporary or data files that we don’t want to distribute to every host in our infrastructure. Before Chef 0.10, it was a pain to keep knife from uploading […]

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