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Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.7.2

Alex Leong
 

Happy Monday, friends of the mesh!
 
This is an edge release of Linkerd!  The latest stable release is stable-2.3.2.
 
To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

This is a release candidate for the upcoming stable-2.4 release. We'd love
to get your help testing this edge release!

Full release notes:
  • CLI
    • Refactored the linkerd endpoints to use the same interface as used by the proxy for service discovery information
    • Fixed a bug where linkerd inject would fail when given a path to a file outside the current directory
  • Proxy
    • Fixed a bug where DNS queries could persist longer than necessary
    • Improved router eviction to remove idle services in a more timely manner
    • Fixed a bug where the proxy would fail to process requests with obscure characters in the URI
 
As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Thanks!
Alex

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.7.3

Kevin Leimkuhler
 

Hello Linkerd fans!

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.3.2.

To install this edge release, run: `curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh`

This is a release candidate for the upcoming stable-2.4 release. We'd love
to get your help testing this edge release!

Full release notes:

  • CLI
    • Graduated high-availability support out of experimental status
    • Modified the error message for `linkerd install` to provide instructions for
      proceeding when an existing installation is found
  • Controller
    • Added Prometheus metrics for the Kubernetes watchers in the destination
      service for better visibility

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Thanks!
Kevin

Announcing Linkerd2 stable-2.4.0

Kevin Leimkuhler
 

Hello Linkerd fans!

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd2 stable-2.4.0 has been released! 🎉

This release adds traffic splitting functionality, support for the Kubernetes
Service Mesh Interface (SMI), graduates high-availability support out of
experimental status, and adds a tremendous list of other improvements,
performance enhancements, and bug fixes.

Linkerd's new traffic splitting feature allows users to dynamically control the
percentage of traffic destined for a service. This powerful feature can be used
to implement rollout strategies like canary releases and blue-green deploys.
Support for the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) makes it easier for ecosystem
tools to work across all service mesh implementations.

Along with the introduction of optional install stages via the linkerd install
config
 and linkerd install control-plane commands, the default behavior of
the linkerd inject command only adds annotations and defers injection to the
always-installed proxy injector component.

Finally, there have been many performance and usability improvements to the
proxy and UI, as well as production-ready features including:
  • A new linkerd edges command that provides fine-grained observability into the TLS-based identity system
  • A --enable-debug-sidecar flag for the linkerd inject command that improves debugging efforts

Linkerd recently passed a CNCF-sponsored security audit! Check out the in-depth
report here.

To install this release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install | sh

Upgrade notes: Use the linkerd upgrade command to upgrade the control
plane. This command ensures that all existing control plane's configuration and
mTLS secrets are retained. For more details, please see the upgrade
instructions
 for more details.

For more details, please see the announcement blog post!

Special thanks to@alenkacz@codeman9@dwj300@jackprice@liquidslr
@matej-g@Pothulapati@zaharidichev

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Thanks!
Kevin

Full release notes:

  • CLI
    • Breaking Change Removed the `--proxy-auto-inject` flag, as the proxy injector is now always installed
    • Breaking Change Replaced the `--linkerd-version` flag with the `--proxy-version` flag in the `linkerd install` and `linkerd upgrade` commands, which allows setting the version for the injected proxy sidecar image, without changing the image versions for the control plane
    • Introduced install stages: `linkerd install config` and `linkerd install control-plane`
    • Introduced upgrade stages: `linkerd upgrade config` and `linkerd upgrade control-plane`=
    • Introduced a new `--from-manifests` flag to `linkerd upgrade` allowing manually feeding a previously saved output of `linkerd install` into the command, instead of requiring a connection to the cluster to fetch the config
    • Introduced a new `--manual` flag to `linkerd inject` to output the proxy sidecar container spec
    • Introduced a new `--enable-debug-sidecar` flag to `linkerd inject`, that injects a debug sidecar to inspect traffic to and from the meshed pod
    • Added a new check for unschedulable pods and PSP issues (thanks, @liquidslr!)
    • Disabled the spinner in `linkerd check` when running without a TTY
    • Ensured the ServiceAccount for the proxy injector is created before its Deployment to avoid warnings when installing the proxy injector (thanks, @dwj300!)
    • Added a `linkerd check config` command for verifying that `linkerd install config` was successful
    • Improved the help documentation of `linkerd install` to clarify flag usage
    • Added support for private Kubernetes clusters by changing the CLI to connect to the control plane using a port-forward (thanks, @jackprice!)
    • Fixed `linkerd check` and `linkerd dashboard` failing when any control plane pod is not ready, even when multiple replicas exist (as in HA mode)
    • New Added a `linkerd edges` command that shows the source and destination name and identity for proxied connections, to assist in debugging
    • Tap can now be disabled for specific pods during injection by using the `--disable-tap` flag, or by using the `config.linkerd.io/disable-tap` annotation
    • Introduced pre-install healthcheck for clock skew (thanks, @matej-g!)
    • Added a JSON option to the `linkerd edges` command so that output is scripting friendly and can be parsed easily (thanks @alenkacz!)
    • Fixed an issue when Linkerd is installed with `--ha`, running `linkerd upgrade` without `--ha` will disable the high availability control plane
    • Fixed an issue with `linkerd upgrade` where running without `--ha` would unintentionally disable high availability features if they were previously enabled
    • Added a `--init-image-version` flag to `linkerd inject` to override the injected proxy-init container version
    • Added the `--linkerd-cni-enabled` flag to the `install` subcommands so that `NET_ADMIN` capability is omitted from the CNI-enabled control plane's PSP
    • Updated `linkerd check` to validate the caller can create `PodSecurityPolicy` resources
    • Added a check to `linkerd install` to prevent installing multiple control planes into different namespaces avoid conflicts between global resources
    • Added support for passing a URL directly to `linkerd inject` (thanks @Pothulapati!)
    • Added more descriptive output to the `linkerd check` output for control plane ReplicaSet readiness
    • Refactored the `linkerd endpoints` to use the same interface as used by the proxy for service discovery information
    • Fixed a bug where `linkerd inject` would fail when given a path to a file outside the current directory
    • Graduated high-availability support out of experimental status
    • Modified the error message for `linkerd install` to provide instructions for proceeding when an existing installation is found
  • Controller
    • Added Go pprof HTTP endpoints to all control plane components' admin servers to better assist debugging efforts
    • Fixed bug in the proxy injector, where sporadically the pod workload owner wasn't properly determined, which would result in erroneous stats
    • Added support for a new `config.linkerd.io/disable-identity` annotation to opt out of identity for a specific pod
    • Fixed pod creation failure when a `ResourceQuota` exists by adding a default resource spec for the proxy-init init container
    • Fixed control plane components failing on startup when the Kubernetes API returns an `ErrGroupDiscoveryFailed`
    • Added Controller Component Labels to the webhook config resources (thanks, @Pothulapati!)
    • Moved the tap service into its own pod
    • New Control plane installations now generate a self-signed certificate and private key pair for each webhook, to prepare for future work to make the proxy injector and service profile validator HA
    • Added the ` config.linkerd.io/enable-debug-sidecar` annotation allowing the `--enable-debug-sidecar` flag to work when auto-injecting Linkerd proxies
    • Added multiple replicas for the `proxy-injector` and `sp-validator` controllers when run in high availability mode (thanks to @Pothulapati!)
    • Defined least privilege default security context values for the proxy container so that auto-injection does not fail (thanks @codeman9!)
    • Default the webhook failure policy to `Fail` in order to account for unexpected errors during auto-inject; this ensures uninjected applications are not deployed
    • Introduced control plane's PSP and RBAC resources into Helm templates; these policies are only in effect if the PSP admission controller is enabled
    • Removed `UPDATE` operation from proxy-injector webhook because pod mutations are disallowed during update operations
    • Default the mutating and validating webhook configurations `sideEffects` property to `None` to indicate that the webhooks have no side effects on other resources (thanks @Pothulapati!)
    • Added support for the SMI TrafficSplit API which allows users to define traffic splits in TrafficSplit custom resources
    • Added the `linkerd.io/control-plane-ns` label to all Linkerd resources allowing them to be identified using a label selector
    • Added Prometheus metrics for the Kubernetes watchers in the destination service for better visibility
  • Proxy
    • Replaced the fixed reconnect backoff with an exponential one (thanks, @zaharidichev!)
    • Fixed an issue where load balancers can become stuck
    • Added a dispatch timeout that limits the amount of time a request can be buffered in the proxy
    • Removed the limit on the number of concurrently active service discovery queries to the destination service
    • Fix an epoll notification issue that could cause excessive CPU usage
    • Added the ability to disable tap by setting an env var (thanks, @zaharidichev!)
    • Changed the proxy's routing behavior so that, when the control plane does not resolve a destination, the proxy forwards the request with minimal additional routing logic
    • Fixed a bug in the proxy's HPACK codec that could cause requests with very large header values to hang indefinitely
    • Fixed a memory leak that can occur if an HTTP/2 request with a payload ends before the entire payload is sent to the destination
    • The `l5d-override-dst` header is now used for inbound service profile discovery
    • Added errors totals to `response_total` metrics
    • Changed the load balancer to require that Kubernetes services are resolved via the control plane
    • Added the `NET_RAW` capability to the proxy-init container to be compatible with `PodSecurityPolicy`s that use `drop: all`
    • Fixed the proxy rejecting HTTP2 requests that don't have an `:authority`
    • Improved idle service eviction to reduce resource consumption for clients that send requests to many services
    • Fixed proxied HTTP/2 connections returning 502 errors when the upstream connection is reset, rather than propagating the reset to the client
    • Changed the proxy to treat unexpected HTTP/2 frames as stream errors rather than connection errors
    • Fixed a bug where DNS queries could persist longer than necessary
    • Improved router eviction to remove idle services in a more timely manner
    • Fixed a bug where the proxy would fail to process requests with obscure characters in the URI
  • Web UI
    • Added the Font Awesome stylesheet locally; this allows both Font Awesome and Material-UI sidebar icons to display consistently with no/limited internet access (thanks again, @liquidslr!)
    • Removed the Authorities table and sidebar link from the dashboard to prepare for a new, improved dashboard view communicating authority data
    • Fixed dashboard behavior that caused incorrect table sorting
    • Removed the "Debug" page from the Linkerd dashboard while the functionality of that page is being redesigned
    • Added an Edges table to the resource detail view that shows the source, destination name, and identity for proxied connections
    • Improved UI for Edges table in dashboard by changing column names, adding a "Secured" icon and showing an empty Edges table in the case of no returned edges
  • Internal
    • Known container errors were hidden in the integration tests; now they are reported in the output without having the tests fail
    • Fixed integration tests by adding known proxy-injector log warning to tests
    • Modified the integration test for `linkerd upgrade` in order to test upgrading from the latest stable release instead of the latest edge and reflect the typical use case
    • Moved the proxy-init container to a separate `linkerd/proxy-init` Git repository

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.7.4

Alejandro Pedraza
 

Dear Linkerd fans,

We're very pleased to announce that Linkerd2-edge-19.7.4 has been released! 🎉
To install this edge release, run:

Full release notes:

  • CLI
    • Made the linkerd routes command traffic-split aware
    • Fixed bug in the linkerd upgrade config command that was causing it to crash
    • Added pod status to the output of the linkerd statcommand (thanks
      @jonathanbeber!)
    • Fixed incorrect "meshed" count in linkerd stat when resources share the
      same label selector for pods (thanks @jonathanbeber!)
    • Added namespace information to the linkerd edges command output and a new
      -o wide flag that shows the identity of the client and server if known
    • Added a new check to the linkerd check --pre command validating that if
      PSP is enabled, the NET_RAW capability is available
  • Controller
    • Added pod anti-affinity rules to the control plane pods when HA is enabled
      (thanks @Pothulapati!)
  • Proxy
    • Improved performance by using a constant-time load balancer
    • Added a new /proxy-log-level endpoint to update the log level at runtime


As always, we're excited to hear your feedback! Please try out the new release and send questions/comments to us on this mailing list, and bugs via GitHub.

--Alejandro

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.7.5

Ivan Sim
 

Dear Linkerd community,

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.4.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

  • CLI
    • Improved the installation report produced by the linkerd check command
      to include the control plane pods' live status
    • Added the --all-namespaces (-A) option to the linkerd get,
      linkerd edges and linkerd stat commands to retrieve resources across
      all namespaces
  • Controller
    • Fixed an issue with discovering StatefulSet pods via their unique hostname
    • Fixed an issue with traffic split where outbound proxy stats are missing
    • Bumped Prometheus to 2.11.1
    • Bumped Grafana to 6.2.5
    • Upgraded the service profile CRD to v1alpha2 where the openAPIV3Schema
      validation is replaced by a validating admission webhook. No changes
      required for users currently using v1alpha1
    • Updated the control plane's pod security policy to restrict workloads from
      running as root in the CNI mode (thanks @codeman9!)
    • Introduced cluster heartbeat cron job
  • Proxy
    • Introduced the l5d-require-id header to enforce TLS outbound
      communication from the Tap server

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Thanks!
Ivan

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.8.1

Kevin Leimkuhler
 

Hello Linkerd fans!

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.4.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

This edge release introduces a new tap APIService. The Kubernetes apiserver
authenticates the requesting tap user and then forwards tap requests to the new
tap APIServer. The linkerd tap command now makes requests against the
APIService.

With this release, users must be authorized via RBAC to use the linkerd tap
command. Specifically linkerd tap requires the watch verb on all resources
in the tap.linkerd.io/v1alpha1 APIGroup. More granular access is also
available via sub-resources such as deployments/tap and pods/tap.

  • CLI
    • Added a check to the linkerd check command to validate the user has privileges necessary to create CronJobs
    • Introduced the linkerd --as flag which allows users to impersonate another user for Kubernetes operations
    • The linkerd tap command now makes requests against the tap APIService
  • Controller
    • Added HTTP security headers on all dashboard responses
    • Fixed nil pointer dereference in the destination service when an endpoint does not have a TargetRef
    • Added resource limits when HA is enabled
    • Added RSA support to TLS libraries
    • Updated the destination service to return InvalidArgument for external name services so that the proxy does not immediately fail the request
    • The l5d-require-id header is now set on tap requests so that a connection is established over TLS
    • Introduced the APIService/v1alpha1.tap.linkerd.io global resource
    • Introduced the ClusterRoleBinding/linkerd-linkerd-tap-auth-delegator global resource
    • Introduced the Secret/linkerd-tap-tls resource into the linkerd namespace
    • Introduced the RoleBinding/linkerd-linkerd-tap-auth-reader resource into the kube-system namespace
  • Proxy
    • Added the LINKERD2_PROXY_TAP_SVC_NAME environment variable so that the tap server attempts to authorize client identities
  • Internal
    • Replaced dep with Go modules for dependency management

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Kevin

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.8.2

Carol Scott
 

Hello Linkerd community! 👋

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd2 edge-19.8.2 has been released! 🎈

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.4.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh 

This edge release introduces the new Linkerd control plane Helm chart, named linkerd2. Helm users can now install and remove the Linkerd control plane by using the helm install and helm delete commands. Proxy injection also now uses Helm charts.

No changes were made to the existing linkerd install behavior.

For detailed installation steps using Helm, see the notes for PR #3146.

  • CLI
    • Updated linkerd top and linkerd profile --tap to require tap.linkerd.io RBAC privileges, see https://linkerd.io/tap-rbac for more info
    • Modified tap.linkerd.io APIService to enable usage in kubectl auth can-i commands
    • Introduced --restrict-dashboard-privileges flag to linkerd install command, to restrict the dashboard's default privileges to disallow tap
  • Controller
    • Introduced a new ClusterRole, linkerd-linkerd-tap-admin, which gives cluster-wide tap privileges. Also introduced a new ClusterRoleBinding, linkerd-linkerd-web-admin, which binds the linkerd-web service account to the new tap ClusterRole
    • Removed successfully completed linkerd-heartbeat jobs from pod listing in the linkerd control plane to streamline get po output (thanks @Pothulapati!)
  • Web UI
    • Updated the web server to use the new tap APIService. If the linkerd-web service account is not authorized to tap resources, users will see a link to documentation to remedy the error
As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Carol

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.8.3

Andrew Seigner
 

Hello Linkerd community! 👋

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd2 edge-19.8.3 has been released! 🎈

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.4.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh 

This edge release introduces a new linkerd stat trafficsplits subcommand, to show traffic split metrics. It also introduces a "Kubernetes cluster monitoring" Grafana dashboard.

* CLI
  * Added traffic split metrics via linkerd stat trafficsplits subcommand
  * Fixed linkerd uninject not removing linkerd.io/inject: enabled annotations
  * Fixed linkerd stat -h example commands (thanks @ethan-daocloud!)
* Controller
  * Removed unauthenticated tap from the Public API
* Proxy
  * Added request_handle_us histogram to measure proxy overhead
  * Updated the tap server to only admit requests from the control plane's tap controller
  * Fixed a bug where tap would stop streaming after a short amount of time
  * Fixed a bug that could cause the proxy to leak service discovery resolutions to the Destination controller
* Web UI
  * Added "Kubernetes cluster monitoring" Grafana dashboard with cluster and containers metrics
* Internal
  * Updated linkerd install and linkerd upgrade to use Helm charts for templating
  * Pinned Helm tooling to v2.14.3
  * Added Helm integration tests
  * Added container CPU and memory usage to linkerd-heartbeat requests
  * Removed unused inject code (thanks @alenkacz!)

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Siggy

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.8.4

Andrew Seigner
 

Hello Linkerd community! 👋

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd2 edge-19.8.4 has been released! 🎈

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.4.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh 

This edge release is a release candidate for stable-2.5.

  • CLI
    • Introduced --use-wait-flag to the linkerd install-cni command, to configure the CNI plugin to use the -w flag for iptables commands
  • Controller
    • Disabled the tap gRPC server listener. All tap requests now require RBAC authentication and authorization

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Siggy

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.8.5

Andrew Seigner
 

Hello Linkerd community! 👋

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd2 edge-19.8.5 has been released! 🎈

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.4.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh 

This edge release is a release candidate for stable-2.5.

  • CLI
    • Fixed CLI filepath issue on Windows
  • Proxy
    • Fixed gRPC client cancellations getting recorded as failures rather than as successful

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Siggy

Announcing Linkerd stable-2.5.0

Andrew Seigner
 

Hello Linkerd community! 👋

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd stable-2.5.0 has been released! 🎈

This release adds Helm support, tap authentication and authorization via RBAC, traffic split stats, dynamic logging levels, a new cluster monitoring dashboard, and countless performance enhancements and bug fixes.

For more details, see the announcement blog post:
https://linkerd.io/2019/08/20/announcing-linkerd-2.5/

To install this release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install | sh

Upgrade notes: Use the linkerd upgrade command to upgrade the control plane. This command ensures that all existing control plane's configuration and mTLS secrets are retained. For more details, please see the upgrade instructions.

Special thanks to@alenkacz@codeman9@ethan-daocloud@jonathanbeber, and @Pothulapati!

Full release notes:
  • CLI
    • New Updated linkerd tap, linkerd top and linkerd profile --tap to require tap.linkerd.io RBAC privileges. See https://linkerd.io/tap-rbac for more info
    • New Added traffic split metrics via linkerd stat trafficsplits subcommand
    • Made the linkerd routes command traffic split aware
    • Introduced the linkerd --as flag which allows users to impersonate another user for Kubernetes operations
    • Introduced the --all-namespaces (-A) option to the linkerd get, linkerd edges and linkerd stat commands to retrieve resources across all namespaces
    • Improved the installation report produced by the linkerd check command to include the control plane pods' live status
    • Fixed bug in the linkerd upgrade config command that was causing it to crash
    • Introduced --use-wait-flag to the linkerd install-cni command, to configure the CNI plugin to use the -w flag for iptables commands
    • Introduced --restrict-dashboard-privileges flag to linkerd install command, to disallow tap in the dashboard
    • Fixed linkerd uninject not removing linkerd.io/inject: enabled annotations
    • Fixed linkerd stat -h example commands (thanks @ethan-daocloud!)
    • Fixed incorrect "meshed" count in linkerd stat when resources share the same label selector for pods (thanks @jonathanbeber!)
    • Added pod status to the output of the linkerd stat command (thanks @jonathanbeber!)
    • Added namespace information to the linkerd edges command output and a new -o wide flag that shows the identity of the client and server if known
    • Added a check to the linkerd check command to validate the user has privileges necessary to create CronJobs
    • Added a new check to the linkerd check --pre command validating that if PSP is enabled, the NET_RAW capability is available
  • Controller
    • New Disabled all unauthenticated tap endpoints. Tap requests now require RBAC authentication and authorization
    • The l5d-require-id header is now set on tap requests so that a connection is established over TLS
    • Introduced a new RoleBinding in the kube-system namespace to provide access to tap
    • Added HTTP security headers on all dashboard responses
    • Added support for namespace-level proxy override annotations (thanks @Pothulapati!)
    • Added resource limits when HA is enabled (thanks @Pothulapati!)
    • Added pod anti-affinity rules to the control plane pods when HA is enabled (thanks @Pothulapati!)
    • Fixed a crash in the destination service when an endpoint does not have a TargetRf
    • Updated the destination service to return InvalidArgument for external name services so that the proxy does not immediately fail the request
    • Fixed an issue with discovering StatefulSet pods via their unique hostname
    • Fixed an issue with traffic split where outbound proxy stats are missing
    • Upgraded the service profile CRD to v1alpha2. No changes required for users currently using v1alpha1
    • Updated the control plane's pod security policy to restrict workloads from running as root in the CNI mode (thanks @codeman9!)
    • Introduced optional cluster heartbeat cron job
    • Bumped Prometheus to 2.11.1
    • Bumped Grafana to 6.2.5
  • Proxy
    • New Added a new /proxy-log-level endpoint to update the log level at runtime
    • New Updated the tap server to only admit requests from the control plane's tap controller
    • Added request_handle_us histogram to measure proxy overhead
    • Fixed gRPC client cancellations getting recorded as failures rather than as successful
    • Fixed a bug where tap would stop streaming after a short amount of time
    • Fixed a bug that could cause the proxy to leak service discovery resolutions to the Destination controller
  • Web UI
    • New Added "Kubernetes cluster monitoring" Grafana dashboard with cluster and containers metrics
    • Updated the web server to use the new tap APIService. If the linkerd-web service account is not authorized to tap resources, users will see a link to documentation to remedy the error

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.8.6

Charles Pretzer
 

Hello Linkerd community! 👋

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd2 edge-19.8.6 has been released! 🎈🎉

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.5.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

This edge release adds the --cluster-domain flag to the install command which configures a domain for clusters that do not use cluster.local. In addition, a new Grafana dashboard has been added which shows historical data for a selected namespace. The build process for controller components now requires Go 1.12.9.
  • CLI
    • Fixed custom cluster domain support for tap profiles (thanks @arminbuerkle!)
  • Web UI
    • Added a Linkerd Namespace Grafana dashboard, allowing users to view historical data for a given namespace, similar to CLI output for linkerd stat deploy -n myNs (thanks @bourquep!)
  • Internal
    • Added requirement for Go 1.12.9 for controller builds to include security fixes

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Charles

Announcing Linkerd 1.7.0

Dennis Adjei-Baah
 

Hey Linkerd fans!

We're excited to announce that Linkerd 1.7.0 has been released! 🎈

Linkerd 1.7.0 includes a number of memory leak fixes for Linkerd and its
underlying grpc-runtime module. This release includes improvements for
SNI-enabled TLS communication, support for streaming arbitrarily large HTTP
requests and responses in HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 as well an upgraded JDK for
improved Docker container support.

A special thank you to Fantayeneh for their awesome work on GitHub issue #2315.

Full release notes:
  • **Breaking Change**
    • Removes maxRequestKB and maxResponseKB from Linkerd's configuration options in favor of streamAfterContentLengthKB. These parameters were primarily intended to limit the amount of memory Linkerd used when buffering requests. The streamAfterContentLengthKB parameter achieves this more efficiently by streaming large messages instead of buffering them
  • Consul
    • Enables streaming in the HTTP client used in the io.l5d.consul namer to allow for arbitrarily large responses from Consul
    • Support for the inclusion of Consul response service and node metadata in Namerd io.l5d.mesh and io.l5d.httpController responses.
  • Linkerd Configuration
    • Introduces a router parameter called maxCallDepth that prevents unbounded cyclic proxy request routing
    • Adds support for limiting the maximum size of l5d-err header values by using maxErrResponseKB in an HTTP router
    • Fixes an issue were some socketOptions were being ignored when partially configured
  • TLS
    • Fixes an issue where Linkerd can't connect to SNI servers that are addressed via IPv4 and IPv6
  • HTTP/2
    • Fixes a number of direct and heap memory leaks in Linkerd's HTTP/2 module
    • Fixes an issue causing users of grpc-runtime module to experience direct memory leaks
  • Updates Linkerd's JDK version for improved container support

As always, we are excited to hear your feedback! Please try out the new release and send comments/questions to us on this mailing list, and bug via GitHub.

--Dennis



Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.8.7

eliza
 


Hello Linkerdites! 👋

We are thrilled to announce that Linkerd2 edge-19.8.7 has been released! 🎈🎉

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.5.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

  • Controller
    • Added Kubernetes events (and log lines) when the proxy injector injects a deployment, and when injection is skipped
    • Additional preparation for configuring the cluster base domain (thanks @arminbuerkle!)
  • Proxy
    • Changed the proxy to require the LINKERD2_PROXY_DESTINATION_SVC_ADDR environment variable when starting up
  • Web UI
    • Increased dashboard speed by consolidating existing Prometheus queries

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Enjoy!
~ Eliza

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.9.1

Alex Leong
 

Happy Friday, everyone!

It's time for another edge release of Linkerd!  The latest stable release is stable-2.5.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

This edge release adds traffic splits into the Linkerd dashboard as well as a
variety of other improvements.

Full release notes:

  • CLI
    • Improved the error message when the CLI cannot connect to Kubernetes (thanks @alenkacz!)
    • Added --address flag to linkerd dashboard (thanks @bmcstdio!)
  • Controller
    • Fixed an issue where the proxy-injector had insufficient RBAC permissions
    • Added support for disabling the heartbeat cronjob (thanks @kevtaylor!)
  • Proxy
    • Decreased proxy Docker image size by removing bundled debug tools
    • Fixed an issue where the incorrect content-length could be set for GET requests with bodies
  • Web UI
    • Added trafficsplits as a resource to the dashboard, including a trafficsplit detail page
  • Internal
    • Added support for Kubernetes 1.16
As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Thanks!

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.9.2

Oliver Gould
 

Hello!

I'm happy to announce our weekly edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.5.0.

To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

Much of our effort has been focused on improving our build and test
infrastructure, but this edge release lays the groundwork for some big
new features to land in the coming releases!

  • Helm
    • There's now a public Helm repo! This release can be installed with:
      helm repo add linkerd-edge https://helm.linkerd.io/edge && helm install linkerd-edge/linkerd2
    • Improved TLS credential parsing by ignoring spurious newlines
  • Proxy
    • Decreased proxy-init Docker image size by removing bundled debug tools
  • Web UI
    • Fixed an issue where the edges table could end up with duplicates
    • Added an icon to more clearly label external links
  • Internal
    • Upgraded client-go to v12.0.0
    • Moved CI from Travis to GitHub Actions

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Thanks!

--
Oliver Gould <ver@...>

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.9.3

Alejandro Pedraza
 

Dear Linkerdists,

We're very pleased to announce that Linkerd2 edge-19.9.3 has been released! 🎉
To install this edge release, run:

Full release notes:

  • Helm
    • Allowed disabling namespace creation during install (thanks @KIVagant!)
  • CLI
    • Added a new json output option to the linkerd tap command
  • Controller
    • Fixed proxy injector timeout during a large number of concurrent injections
    • Separated the destination controller into its own separate deployment
    • Updated Prometheus config to keep only needed cadvisor metrics,
      substantially reducing the number of time-series stored in most clusters
  • Web UI
    • Fixed bad request in the top routes tab on empty fields (thanks @pierDipi!)
  • Proxy
    • Fixes to the client's backoff logic
    • Added 587 (SMTP) to the list of ports to ignore in protocol detection (bound
      to server-speaks-first protocols) (thanks @brianstorti!)

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback! Please try out the new release and send questions/comments to us on this mailing list, and bugs via GitHub.

-- Alejandro

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.9.4

Kevin Leimkuhler
 


Hello Linkerd fans!

This edge release introduces experimental support for distributed tracing as
well as a redesigned sidebar in the Web UI!

Experimental support for distributed tracing means that Linkerd data plane
proxies can now emit trace spans, allowing you to see the exact amount of time
spent in the Linkerd proxy for traced requests. The new
`config.linkerd.io/trace-collector` and
`config.alpha.linkerd.io/trace-collector-service-account` tracing annotations
allow specifying which pods should emit trace spans.

The goal of the dashboard's sidebar redesign was to reduce load on Prometheus
and simplify navigation by providing top-level views centered around namespaces
and workloads.

  • CLI
    • Introduced a new `--cluster-domain` flag to the `linkerd install` command that allows setting a custom cluster domain (thanks @arminbuerkle!)
    • Fixed the `linkerd endpoints` command to use the correct Destination API address (thanks @Pothulapati!)
    • Added `--disable-heartbeat` flag for `linkerd` `install|upgrade` commands
  • Controller
    • Instrumented the proxy-injector to provide additional metrics about injection (thanks @Pothulapati!)
    • Added support for `config.linkerd.io/admission-webhooks: disabled` label on namespaces so that the pod's creation events in these namespaces are ignored by the proxy injector; this fixes connection errors between the k8s API Server and the control plane, when all the proxy injector replicas are unavailable (thanks @hasheddan!)
    • Introduced `config.linkerd.io/trace-collector` and `config.alpha.linkerd.io/trace-collector-service-account` pod spec annotations to support per-pod tracing
  • Web UI
    • Workloads are now viewed by namespace, with an "All Namespaces" option, to improve dashboard performance
  • Proxy
    • Added experimental distributed tracing support

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

Kevin

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.9.5

Carol Scott
 

Salutations, Linkerd fans! 🌯

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.5.0.
 
To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

This is a release candidate for the upcoming stable-2.6 release. We'd love to get your help testing this edge release!

Full release notes:

  • Helm
    • Added node selector constraints, so users can control which nodes the
      control plane is deployed to (thanks @bmcstdio!)
  • CLI
    • Added request and response headers to the JSON output option for linkerd tap

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

--Carol

Announcing Linkerd2 edge-19.10.1

Carol Scott
 

Happy October 3rd, Linkerd squad! 🌸

This is an edge release of Linkerd! The latest stable release is stable-2.5.0.
 
To install this edge release, run: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install-edge | sh

This isn't a regular edge release, this is a release candidate for the upcoming stable-2.6 release! Please test it out and let us know how it works for you.

Full release notes: 

  • Proxy
    • Improved error logging when the proxy fails to emit trace spans
    • Fixed bug in distributed tracing where trace ids with fewer than 16 bytes
      were discarded
  • Internal
    • Added integration tests for linkerd edges and linkerd endpoints

As always, we're excited to hear your feedback. Please try the new release and 
send questions/comments to this mailing list, and report bugs via GitHub.

--Carol