Weekly status #233

Weekly status for the week of the 24th to the 30th of January.


This week saw two of the features lined up for LXD 5.0 LTS get merged, the support for custom DNS records in network zones and the support for retrieving ACL logs.

On top of that, we got a couple of additional configuration options for those using LXD on ZFS and a variety of bugfixes and improvements to documentation, dqlite and the LXD charm.


New features:

  • Custom DNS records in network zones
  • Network ACL logs
  • ZFS reservation setting
  • ZFS block size setting

Additionally, LXD now performs a bit better for Windows VM guests by emulating HyperV flags.


Improved buildability on Windows (still work in progress), fixed test issues on 32bit architectures and cleaned up an unused mutex.

LXD charm

Add a complete example bundle (LXD + OVN + Ceph) and improved the integration with OVN (automatic configuration of the connection string in LXD).

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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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.



  • Nothing to report this week


  • Nothing to report this week


  • Nothing to report this week

Dqlite (RAFT library)

Dqlite (database)

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.


  • Nothing to report this week


  • lxd: Cherry-pick upstream bugfixes
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