Weekly status #269


Weekly status for the week of the 3rd October to the 10th October.

Introduction

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

Additionally @stgraber has added a video covering the recently added LXD S3 object storage support:

LXD

Improvements:

  • Added an AppArmor policy for qemu-img when unpacking (potentially untrusted) virtual machine images.
  • Avoid unnecessary repeated loading of local server config from database by caching it in memory.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed missing network sub-commands to bash completion script.
  • Fixed ZFS mount dataset policy error checking.
  • Fixed an issue with lxd-agent when statefully migrating VMs. The VM’s vsock CID was changing and the lxd-agent process will now detect this and restart the vsock listener.
  • Fixed lxd-agent filesystem metrics.
  • Fixed an issue when using a profile with containers and VMs. If the profile contained a device that wasn’t support by both instance types, then it would not be possible to use the unsupported instance type with the profile. Now if a device type doesn’t support a particular instance type, it is ignored if the device is coming from a profile (rather than instance config).

LXC

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed compilation error by replacing calls to sd_bus_call_method_asyncv with sd_bus_call_method_async.

Dqlite (RAFT library):

Improvements:

  • Added function calls for request lifecycle tracing.

LXD Charm

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed charm installation by using a fresh pyopenssl version. This ensures the OS provided python3-openssl package won’t be used as it conflicts with a newer cryptography module that is installed through pip.

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)

  • 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

  • Nothing to report this week
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