Weekly status for the week of the 4th to the 10th of September 2017.
The highlight for this week is the release of LXC 2.1 which is the result of a year and a half of development making up 1528 commits by 96 contributors!
We’ve also been working on LXD performance testing with lxd-benchmark getting expanded to record more data points and log in a format that we can generate statistics from. This is now running daily on our Jenkins.
On the snap front, the “lxd.migrate” tool now supports upgrading from both LXD 2.x and LXD 2.0.x and upgrades to both the latest and 2.0 tracks. It’s also got daily automatic testing and should be at a stage where people can start making use of it.
We’re now focusing on LXD 2.18 to be released next week as well as upcoming stable releases for the LXD, LXC and LXCFS LTS releases.
Open Source Summit - Los Angeles
- Open Source Summit - North America (formerly known as LinuxCon/ContainerCon)
- The Linux Plumbers Conference
- The Linux Security Summit
If you’re attending any of those and want to talk to us, let us know!
Details on what we’ll be doing over there can be found here.
Upcoming conferences and events
- Open Source Summit Europe (Prague, October 2017)
- Linux Piter 2017 (St. Petersburg - November 2017)
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.
- External authentication support for LXD servers
- Preparation for LXD 2.18.
- Stable release work for LXC, LXCFS and LXD.
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.
- Fixed bad data migration code in the dir backend.
- Refactored the lxd-benchmark code.
- Fixed the help message for “lxc delete --force”.
- Fixed a race condition in the event dispatching code.
- Fixed bad handling of sysconf value when doing group resolution.
- Moved the lxd-benchmark tool out of the tests directory.
- Fixed a typo in a comment.
- Properly set the filesystem ACLs when copying a Ceph volume.
- Fixed a bad test that was running into occasional data corruption.
- Added a performance tracking testsuite.
- Fixed a volume tracking issue in Ceph.
- Fixed a bug when copying containers across storage pool drivers.
- Fixed a bug leading to un-removable containers when their storage creation failed.
- Tweaked the set of performance metrics.
- Moved our id mapping code to a separate Go package.
- Enabled image auto-update testing on LVM.
- Fixed bad volume size math in Ceph storage driver.
- Added debug code to record the idmap as it’s written.
- Did a number of last minute bugfixes before tagging LXC 2.1.
- Updated our documentation prior to release.
- Added checks for network devices without a link.
- Cleaned up some un-needed zeroing code.
- Updated the Japanese translations.
- Fixed a couple of issues with lxc-update-config.
- Reworked our user namespace setup/execution code.
- Nothing to report this week
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.
- Updated LXC to 2.0.8-0ubuntu7.1 in Ubuntu 17.10 to support the new netplan network configuration method.
- Updated the latest track to use LXC 2.1.
- Published the “lxd.migrate” tool in all tracks and channels.
- Added automatic testing for “lxd.migrate”.