Weekly status #164

Weekly status for the week of the 31st of August to the 6th of September.



This past week we have continued to work on the OVN networking feature, with the primary focus on improving clustering support so that the same OVN network can be used across LXD nodes (similar to fan networking, but sharing the same layer 2 subnet across nodes).

We have also been adding the groundwork to add project support for networks, so that projects can create their OVN networks. There will be more to follow on this front soon.

The ability to send a unix signal to a non-interactive exec session has been added.

An issue introduced with LXD 4.5 that was introduced with the remote snapshot scheduling feature relating to storage volume IDs has been fixed t

An issue with custom volume snapshots being double-UID-shifted when restored has been fixed, as well as an issue with the fan network incorrectly calculating its IP address when an IP from the underlay subnet was added to a different interface than the main underlay subnet.

A possible LXD crash has been discovered as part of the OVN work and fixed.


A possible null pointer dereference in lxc-attach has been fixed.


Improvements to log messages and a fix to get_min_memlimit on non-glibc systems has been fixed.

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Upcoming events

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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.

  • Distrobuilder Windows support
  • Virtual networks in LXD
  • 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

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.


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