Weekly status #268

Weekly status for the week of the 26th September to the 2nd October.


This past week has been a bug fixes and improvements week as we finish off the last of our roadmap items for this cycle.



  • Added basic cloud-init schema validation.
  • Allow proxy devices (in nat=true mode) to be added & removed when the VM instance is running.
  • Improved error message returned to user when local storage buckets cannot be created due to missing minio command.
  • Use the go-criu package for CRIU dump statistics.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed race condition in VM lxd-agent which was causing systemd unit to become unblocked before the /dev/lxd/sock socket file had become available. This was causing issues with cloud-init.
  • Fixed instance AppArmor profile to allow reading /proc/pid/cpuset.
  • Fixed an issue with cgroup io stats parsing that was breaking on more recent kernels due to brittle parsing logic. It has now been made more flexible.
  • Fixed several minor issues related to the recently added Loki log aggregation feature.
  • Fixed an issue with VM support detection. LXD now longer offers VM support if the /dev/vsock file is missing.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing an unnecessary unmount and mount of running instance volumes on LXD start up when using the metrics scraper endpoint. The LXD daemon now waits until the server is ready before handling metrics and bucket API requests to ensure the initial instance volume mount counter is initialised first.
  • Fixed missing conflicting address detection for ovn NICs (aligns with same feature for bridged NICs).
  • Fixed ovn NIC static IP DHCPv4 reservations so that they are configured at NIC add time and not NIC start time. This way a stopped instance with an ovn NIC that has its ipv4.address specified will not potentially have its static allocation taken by another running instance.

Dqlite (database)

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the use of >255 statement parameters.

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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.



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Dqlite (RAFT library)

Dqlite (database)

Dqlite (Go bindings)

LXD Charm

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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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