Weekly status #271


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

Introduction

The past week was the last week in the current cycle, as well as being just before the LXD 5.7 release.
This meant we were primarily working to finish roadmap items and stability fixes.

For more information on the LXD 5.7 release please see the release notes and release video.

LXD

Improvements:

  • Added support for cluster join and remote token expiry (for improved security).
  • Exported lxd init preseed structs to aid with generation of preseed file contents.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a race condition during LXD start up that could cause an unwanted unmount attempt of running VMs. This was caused by a race between the running instance root disk registration process and the lxd-agent re-connection process that occurs at start up.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed connecting multiple NICs to managed LXD networks that belong to instances that share the same (case insensitive) host name.

LXC

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing lost return codes of processes spawned by lxc-attach that are killed.
  • Fixed help description of lxc-destroy --force.

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.

  • Stable release work for LXC, LXCFS and LXD
  • Dqlite disk-only operation mode

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)

  • Nothing to report this week

Dqlite (database)

  • Nothing to report this week

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

  • lxcfs: Transition to FUSE3
  • lxd: Bump to 5.7
  • lxd: Cherry-pick upstream bugfixes
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