Redis 2.6.13, for Debian Wheezy and Squeeze

Redis 2.6.13 has been released, bringing the following changes (take a look at the Changelog) :

  • [FIX] Throttle BGSAVE attempt on saving error.
  • [FIX] redis-cli: raise error on bad command line switch.
  • [FIX] Redis/Jemalloc Gitignore were too aggressive.
  • [FIX] Test: fix RDB test checking file permissions.
  • [FIX] Sentinel: always redirect on master->slave transition.
  • [FIX] Lua updated to version 5.1.5. Fixes rare scripting issues.
  • [NEW] AOF: improved latency figures with slow/busy disks.
  • [NEW] Sentinel: turn old master into a slave when it comes back.
  • [NEW] More explicit panic message on out of memory.
  • [NEW] redis-cli: --latency-history mode implemented.

The upgrade urgency is moderate, nothing very critical but upgrading is suggested if you experienced:

  1. Strange issues with Lua scripting.
  2. Not reconfigured reappearing master using Sentinel.
  3. Server continusly trying to save on save error.

This version of Redis may also help with AOF and slow / busy disks and latency issues.

The packages are now available for both Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on both amd64 and i386 architectures.