Weekly status #264


Weekly status for the week of the 29th August to the 4th September.

Introduction

The focus for the past week was on Dqlite improvements and fixes whilst we continue our roadmap work in LXD.

Additionally @stgraber concludes his LXD storage pool drivers video series by looking at the original one, the Directory driver:

LXD

Improvements:

  • Added instance-ready event.
  • Documentation improvements.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the AppArmor profile that prevented image unpack when gzip was a symlink.

Dqlite (RAFT library)

Improvements:

  • Add additional async getaddrinfo step to outgoing tcp connections as a first step to allow usage of hostnames instead of static IPs.

Bug fixes:

  • Uvappend 8-byte alignment so that all the raft_buffers of the raft_entry structs in the entries array have a len that is a multiple of 8, which is required.

Dqlite (database)

Improvements:

  • Don’t unnecessarily realloc in loop in buffer.

Bug fixes:

  • Expose string errors from dqlite_node_create.
  • Move endian-sensitive code to src/lib/byte.h and rename functions from that header using camel-case style.
  • Rewrite to avoid triggering -Wconversion in lib/byte.

Dqlite (Go bindings)

Improvements:

  • Account for new dqlite_node_create changes.

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

Ever wanted to contribute to LXD but not sure where to start?
We’ve recently gone through some effort to properly tag issues suitable for new contributors on Github: Easy issues for new contributors

Upcoming events

  • Nothing planned currently.

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.

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

  • Nothing to report this week

Dqlite (RAFT library)

Dqlite (database)

Dqlite (Go bindings)

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.

Ubuntu

  • Nothing to report this week

Snap

  • Nothing to report this week
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