Weekly status #231


Weekly status for the week of the 10th to the 16th of January.

Introduction

The highlight of the past week was the release of LXD 4.22. This is our first release of the year but still a pretty busy one with the all new lxd-user daemon, improved documentation and a number of other smaller features and enhancements.

There is also a release video covering the key changes:

LXD

New features:

  • Adds lxd-user daemon (see LXD 4.22 release notes for more info).
  • Adds --allow-inconsistent flag for lxc copy and lxc move.

Improvements:

  • Add Go Context support to the LXD client package.
  • Adds GetInstanceFull to LXD client package to make use of the new ?recursion=1 API argument.
  • Adds support for SQLite 3.37.
  • Attempt live migration during cluster evacuation.
  • Take extra precautions when unpacking image tarballs.
  • Attempt to detect conflicting IPs on the parent network when using routed NIC.

Bug fixes:

  • Use expanded devices/config when checking for limits.
  • Fixed some file descriptor leaks into containers.
  • Fix static DHCP allocation issue when using an instance with multiple NICs connected to same managed bridge.

LXC

Improvements:

  • Detect CONFIG_NF_NAT_IPV4 in lxc-config.
  • Cgroup improvements.

Distrobuilder

New features:

  • Adds CentOS 9 stream.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix content override for cloud-init.

LXD Charm

  • Fixes a model name issue.

YouTube videos

The LXD team is running a YouTube channel with live streams covering LXD releases and weekly videos on different aspects of LXD. You may want to give it a watch and/or subscribe for more content in the coming weeks.

Contribute to LXD

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We’ve recently gone through some effort to properly tag issues suitable for new contributors on Github: Easy issues for new contributors

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.

  • LXD desktop integration
  • Reworked cluster event distribution mechanism
  • New unified P2C/P2V tooling
  • Token based remote add
  • Custom DNS records in network zones
  • Prometheus & grafana integration with the LXD charm
  • 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.

LXD

LXC

LXCFS

  • Nothing to report this week

Distrobuilder

Dqlite (RAFT library)

  • Nothing to report this week

Dqlite (database)

  • Nothing to report this week

Dqlite (Go bindings)

  • Nothing to report this week

LXD Charm

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.

Ubuntu

  • Nothing to report this week

Snap

  • sqlite: Bump to 3.37.0
  • snapcraft: Cleanup FIXME
  • lxd-user: Initial support
  • hooks: Fix ownership of sockets during configure
  • daemon.activate: Use SNAP_COMMON variable
  • editor: Cleanup shellcheck warnings
  • daemon.activate: Ensure we have the socket ownership information
  • hooks: Use lxd-support for the configure hook
  • lxd-user: Tighten storage directory permissions
  • lxd: Bump to 4.22
  • lxd: Cherry-pick upstream bugfixes
  • qemu: Revert to 6.1.1 (migration failure on 6.2.0)
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