Weekly status #109

Weekly status for the weeks of the 29th July to the 4th of August.


This past week was a relatively quiet one as we had several members of the team away.

The detailed release notes for LXC 3.2.1 and LXCFS 3.1.2 were made available.

On the LXD side, work continued on the internal rework of device handling with the the proxy device being moved over to the new common device interface framework.

Several limitations in the Bridged IP filtering feature were removed so that you can now use the IP filtering feature without having to use LXD’s built in DHCP server (dnsmasq) so long as you do specify the ipv4.address or ipv6.address fields statically on the device in LXD (and ensure the container configures its interface to use the same IP address).

Upcoming events

Ongoing projects

The list below is feature or refactoring work which will span several weeks/months and can’t be tied directly to a single Github issue or pull request.

  • Rework of internal LXD device handling
  • Rework of internal LXD storage handling
  • Ubuntu Core 18 support in distrobuilder
  • Cloud-init for all distrobuilder images
  • Various kernel work
  • Stable release work for LXC, LXCFS and LXD

Upstream changes

The items listed below are highlights of the work which happened upstream over the past week and which will be included in the next release.




  • Nothing to report this week


  • Nothing to report this week

Distribution work

This section is used to track the work done in downstream Linux distributions to ship the latest LXC, LXD and LXCFS as well as work to get various software to work properly inside containers.


  • Nothing to report this week


  • Introduced a new 3.15 track
  • Fixed CGroupV2 support
  • Cherry-picked liblxc fixes