Weekly status #232

Weekly status for the week of the 17th to the 23rd of January.


This week was a bit of a slower week due to part of the LXD team attending a (virtual) company quarterly meeting. This was however a good opportunity to go through some of the issue and pull request backlog which led to quite a few smaller features being included this week.


New features:

  • Support for VLAN ranges in vlan.tagged
  • Server side filtering of storage volumes
  • OVN network state
  • Support for image requirements
  • Option to disable ZFS pool export on shutdown

On top of those, LXD also saw a number of fixes for a database regression caused by LXD 4.22, some documentation improvements and fixes for live-migration on evacuation.


On the LXC front, we merged a fix for lxc-checkconfig on newer kernels and reworked some of the cgroup logic.


Fixed an issue with newer systemd and units making use of ProcSubset.

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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.

  • Reworked cluster event distribution mechanism
  • New unified P2C/P2V tooling
  • Token based remote add
  • Network ACL log API
  • 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.





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

  • 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


  • lxd: Cherry-pick upstream bugfixes