Node v21.6.0 (Current)

By Rafael Gonzaga,

2024-01-15, Version 21.6.0 (Current), @RafaelGSS

New connection attempt events

Three new events were added in the net.createConnection flow:

  • connectionAttempt: Emitted when a new connection attempt is established. In case of Happy Eyeballs, this might emitted multiple times.
  • connectionAttemptFailed: Emitted when a connection attempt failed. In case of Happy Eyeballs, this might emitted multiple times.
  • connectionAttemptTimeout: Emitted when a connection attempt timed out. In case of Happy Eyeballs, this will not be emitted for the last attempt. This is not emitted at all if Happy Eyeballs is not used.

Additionally, a previous bug has been fixed where a new connection attempt could have been started after a previous one failed and after the connection was destroyed by the user. This led to a failed assertion.

Contributed by Paolo Insogna in #51045.

Changes to the Permission Model

Node.js 21.6.0 comes with several fixes for the experimental permission model and two new semver-minor commits. We're adding a new flag --allow-addons to enable addon usage when using the Permission Model.

$ node --experimental-permission --allow-addons

Contributed by Rafael Gonzaga in #51183

And relative paths are now supported through the --allow-fs-* flags. Therefore, with this release one can use:

$ node --experimental-permission --allow-fs-read=./index.js

To give only read access to the entrypoint of the application.

Contributed by Rafael Gonzaga and Carlos Espa in #50758

Support configurable snapshot through --build-snapshot-config flag

We are adding a new flag --build-snapshot-config to configure snapshots through a custom JSON configuration file.

$ node --build-snapshot-config=/path/to/myconfig.json

When using this flag, additional script files provided on the command line will not be executed and instead be interpreted as regular command line arguments.

These changes were contributed by Joyee Cheung and Anna Henningsen in #50453

Other Notable Changes

  • [c31ed51373] - (SEMVER-MINOR) timers: export timers.promises (Marco Ippolito) #51246

Commits

  • [13a1241b83] - assert,crypto: make KeyObject and CryptoKey testable for equality (Filip Skokan) #50897
  • [4dcc5114aa] - benchmark: remove dependency on unshipped tools (Adam Majer) #51146
  • [2eb41f86b3] - build: fix for VScode "Reopen in Container" (Serg Kryvonos) #51271
  • [e03ac83c19] - build: fix arm64 cross-compilation (Michaël Zasso) #51256
  • [cd61fce34e] - build: add -flax-vector-conversions to V8 build (Michaël Zasso) #51257
  • [e5017a522e] - crypto: update CryptoKey symbol properties (Filip Skokan) #50897
  • [c0d2e8be11] - deps: update corepack to 0.24.0 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51318
  • [24a9a72492] - deps: update acorn to 8.11.3 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51317
  • [e53cbb22c2] - deps: update ngtcp2 and nghttp3 (James M Snell) #51291
  • [f00f1204f1] - deps: update brotli to 1.1.0 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #50804
  • [a41dca0c51] - deps: update zlib to 1.3.0.1-motley-40e35a7 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51274
  • [efa12a89c6] - deps: update simdutf to 4.0.8 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51000
  • [25eba3d20b] - deps: V8: cherry-pick de611e69ad51 (Keyhan Vakil) #51200
  • [a07d6e23e4] - deps: update simdjson to 3.6.3 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51104
  • [6d1bfcb2dd] - deps: update googletest to 530d5c8 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51191
  • [75e5615c43] - deps: update acorn-walk to 8.3.1 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #50457
  • [3ecc7dcc00] - deps: update acorn-walk to 8.3.0 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #50457
  • [e2f8d741c8] - deps: update zlib to 1.3.0.1-motley-dd5fc13 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51105
  • [4a5d3bda72] - doc: the GN files should use Node's license (Cheng Zhao) #50694
  • [84127514ba] - doc: improve localWindowSize event descriptions (Davy Landman) #51071
  • [8ee882a49c] - doc: mark --jitless as experimental (Antoine du Hamel) #51247
  • [876743ece1] - doc: run license-builder (github-actions[bot]) #51199
  • [ec6fcff009] - doc: fix limitations and known issues in pm (Rafael Gonzaga) #51184
  • [c13a5c0373] - doc: mention node:wasi in the Threat Model (Rafael Gonzaga) #51211
  • [4b19e62444] - doc: remove ambiguous 'considered' (Rich Trott) #51207
  • [5453abd6ad] - doc: set exit code in custom test runner example (Matteo Collina) #51056
  • [f9d4e07faf] - doc: remove version from maintaining-dependencies.md (Antoine du Hamel) #51195
  • [df8927a073] - doc: mention native addons are restricted in pm (Rafael Gonzaga) #51185
  • [e636d83914] - doc: correct note on behavior of stats.isDirectory (Nick Reilingh) #50946
  • [1c71435c2a] - doc: fix TestsStream parent class (Jungku Lee) #51181
  • [2c227b0d64] - doc: fix simdjson wrong link (Marco Ippolito) #51177
  • [efa13e1943] - (SEMVER-MINOR) doc: add documentation for --build-snapshot-config (Anna Henningsen) #50453
  • [941aedc6fc] - errors: fix stacktrace of SystemError (uzlopak) #49956
  • [47548d9e61] - esm: fix hint on invalid module specifier (Antoine du Hamel) #51223
  • [091098f40a] - fs: fix fs.promises.realpath for long paths on Windows (翠 / green) #51032
  • [e5a8fa01aa] - fs: make offset, position & length args in fh.read() optional (Pulkit Gupta) #51087
  • [c87e5d51cc] - fs: add missing jsdoc parameters to readSync (Yagiz Nizipli) #51225
  • [e24249cf37] - fs: remove internalModuleReadJSON binding (Yagiz Nizipli) #51224
  • [7421467812] - fs: improve mkdtemp performance for buffer prefix (Yagiz Nizipli) #51078
  • [5b229d775f] - fs: validate fd synchronously on c++ (Yagiz Nizipli) #51027
  • [c7a135962d] - http: remove misleading warning (Luigi Pinca) #51204
  • [a325746ff4] - http: do not override user-provided options object (KuthorX) #33633
  • [89eee7763f] - http2: addtl http/2 settings (Marten Richter) #49025
  • [624142947f] - lib: fix use of --frozen-intrinsics with --jitless (Antoine du Hamel) #51248
  • [8f845eb001] - lib: move function declaration outside of loop (Sanjaiyan Parthipan) #51242
  • [ed7305e49b] - lib: reduce overhead of SafePromiseAllSettledReturnVoid calls (Antoine du Hamel) #51243
  • [291265ce27] - lib: expose default prepareStackTrace (Chengzhong Wu) #50827
  • [8ff6bc45ca] - lib,permission: handle buffer on fs.symlink (Rafael Gonzaga) #51212
  • [416b4f8063] - (SEMVER-MINOR) lib,src,permission: port path.resolve to C++ (Rafael Gonzaga) #50758
  • [6648a5c576] - meta: notify tsc on changes in SECURITY.md (Rafael Gonzaga) #51259
  • [83a99ccedd] - meta: update artifact actions to v4 (Michaël Zasso) #51219
  • [b621ada69a] - module: move the CJS exports cache to internal/modules/cjs/loader (Joyee Cheung) #51157
  • [e4be5b60f0] - (SEMVER-MINOR) net: add connection attempt events (Paolo Insogna) #51045
  • [3a492056e2] - node-api: type tag external values without v8::Private (Chengzhong Wu) #51149
  • [b2135ae7dc] - node-api: segregate nogc APIs from rest via type system (Gabriel Schulhof) #50060
  • [8f4325dcd5] - permission: fix wildcard when children > 1 (Rafael Gonzaga) #51209
  • [7ecf99404e] - quic: update quic impl to use latest ngtcp2/nghttp3 (James M Snell) #51291
  • [5b32e21f3b] - quic: add quic internalBinding, refine Endpoint, add types (James M Snell) #51112
  • [3310095bea] - repl: fix prepareStackTrace frames array order (Chengzhong Wu) #50827
  • [a0ff00b526] - src: avoid draining platform tasks at FreeEnvironment (Chengzhong Wu) #51290
  • [115e0585cd] - src: add fast api for Histogram (James M Snell) #51296
  • [29b81576c6] - src: refactor GetCreationContext calls (Yagiz Nizipli) #51287
  • [54dd978400] - src: enter isolate before destructing IsolateData (Ben Noordhuis) #51138
  • [864ecb0dfa] - src: do not treat all paths ending with node_modules as such (Michaël Zasso) #51269
  • [df31c8114c] - src: eliminate duplicate code in histogram.cc (James M Snell) #51263
  • [17c73e6d0c] - src: fix unix abstract socket path for trace event (theanarkh) #50858
  • [96d64edc94] - src: use BignumPointer and use BN_clear_free (James M Snell) #50454
  • [8a2dd93a14] - src: implement FastByteLengthUtf8 with simdutf::utf8_length_from_latin1 (Daniel Lemire) #50840
  • [e54ddf898f] - (SEMVER-MINOR) src: support configurable snapshot (Joyee Cheung) #50453
  • [a69c7d7bc3] - (SEMVER-MINOR) src,permission: add --allow-addon flag (Rafael Gonzaga) #51183
  • [e7925e66fc] - src,stream: improve WriteString (ywave620) #51155
  • [82de6603af] - stream: fix code style (Mattias Buelens) #51168
  • [e443953656] - stream: fix cloned webstreams not being unref'd (James M Snell) #51255
  • [757a84c9ea] - test: fix flaky conditions for ppc64 SEA tests (Richard Lau) #51422
  • [85ee2f7255] - test: replace forEach() with for...of (Alexander Jones) #50608
  • [549e4b4142] - test: replace forEach with for...of (Ospite Privilegiato) #50787
  • [ef44f9bef2] - test: replace foreach with for of (lucacapocci94-dev) #50790
  • [652af45485] - test: replace forEach() with for...of (Jia) #50610
  • [684dd9db2f] - test: fix inconsistency write size in test-fs-readfile-tostring-fail (Jungku Lee) #51141
  • [aaf710f535] - test: replace forEach test-http-server-multiheaders2 (Marco Mac) #50794
  • [57c64550cc] - test: replace forEach with for-of in test-webcrypto-export-import-ec (Chiara Ricciardi) #51249
  • [88e865181b] - test: move to for of loop in test-http-hostname-typechecking.js (Luca Del Puppo) #50782
  • [3db376f67a] - test: skip test-watch-mode-inspect on arm (Michael Dawson) #51210
  • [38232d1c52] - test: replace forEach with for of in file test-trace-events-net.js (Ianna83) #50789
  • [f1cb58355a] - test: replace forEach() with for...of in test/parallel/test-util-log.js (Edoardo Dusi) #50783
  • [9bfd84c117] - test: replace forEach with for of in test-trace-events-api.js (Andrea Pavone) #50784
  • [7e9834915a] - test: replace forEach with for-of in test-v8-serders.js (Mattia Iannone) #50791
  • [b6f232e841] - test: add URL tests to fs-read in pm (Rafael Gonzaga) #51213
  • [8a2178c5f5] - test: use tmpdir.refresh() in test-esm-loader-resolve-type.mjs (Luigi Pinca) #51206
  • [7e9a0b192a] - test: use tmpdir.refresh() in test-esm-json.mjs (Luigi Pinca) #51205
  • [d7c2572fe0] - test: fix flakiness in worker*.test-free-called (Jithil P Ponnan) #51013
  • [979cebc955] - test_runner: fixed test object is incorrectly passed to setup() (Pulkit Gupta) #50982
  • [63db82abe6] - test_runner: fixed to run after hook if before throws an error (Pulkit Gupta) #51062
  • [c31ed51373] - (SEMVER-MINOR) timers: export timers.promises (Marco Ippolito) #51246
  • [fc10f889eb] - tools: update lint-md-dependencies to [email protected] (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51320
  • [d5a5f12d15] - tools: fix dep_updaters dir updates (Michaël Zasso) #51294
  • [bdcb5ed510] - tools: update inspector_protocol to c488ba2 (cola119) #51293
  • [69a46add77] - tools: update inspector_protocol to 9b4a4aa (cola119) #51293
  • [e325f49d19] - tools: update inspector_protocol to 2f51e05 (cola119) #51293
  • [60d804851b] - tools: update inspector_protocol to d7b099b (cola119) #51293
  • [d18168489f] - tools: update inspector_protocol to 912eb68 (cola119) #51293
  • [ef4f46fc39] - tools: update inspector_protocol to 547c5b8 (cola119) #51293
  • [c3126fc016] - tools: update inspector_protocol to ca525fc (cola119) #51293
  • [917d887dde] - tools: update lint-md-dependencies to [email protected] (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51276
  • [37594918e0] - tools: check timezone current version (Marco Ippolito) #51178
  • [d0d2faf899] - tools: update lint-md-dependencies to [email protected] (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51193
  • [c96ef6533c] - tools: update eslint to 8.56.0 (Node.js GitHub Bot) #51194
  • [f4f781d493] - util: pass invalidSubtypeIndex instead of trimmedSubtype to error (Gaurish Sethia) #51264
  • [867b484429] - watch: clarify that the fileName parameter can be null (Luigi Pinca) #51305
  • [56e8969b65] - watch: fix null fileName on windows systems (vnc5) #49891
  • [3f4fd6efbb] - watch: fix infinite loop when passing --watch=true flag (Pulkit Gupta) #51160

Windows 32-bit Installer: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-x86.msi
Windows 64-bit Installer: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-x64.msi
Windows ARM 64-bit Installer: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-arm64.msi
Windows 32-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/win-x86/node.exe
Windows 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/win-x64/node.exe
Windows ARM 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/win-arm64/node.exe
macOS 64-bit Installer: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0.pkg
macOS Apple Silicon 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-darwin-arm64.tar.gz
macOS Intel 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-darwin-x64.tar.gz
Linux 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-linux-x64.tar.xz
Linux PPC LE 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-linux-ppc64le.tar.xz
Linux s390x 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0-linux-s390x.tar.xz
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Source Code: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/node-v21.6.0.tar.gz
Other release files: https://nodejs.org/dist/v21.6.0/
Documentation: https://nodejs.org/docs/v21.6.0/api/

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