Weekly status #273


Weekly status for the week of the 31st October to the 6th November.

Introduction

This past week the LXD team were meeting in person in Prague for the start of cycle sprint.

Additionally @stgraber has added a video covering migrating systems into LXD:

LXD

Improvements:

  • Allow device override when initializing or launching and instance using the -d flag (similar to the existing functionality in lxc copy).
  • Added creation time field to storage volumes and their snapshots.
  • Reduced time to list instances recursively (i.e when using lxc list) by not loading information about host-side network interfaces repeatedly.
  • Improved CPU limit validation for clarity.
  • Set the Location field in the /dev/lxd GET /1.0 endpoint to the host name of the LXD server.
  • Improved documentation for instances, file access and clustering.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed build on MIPS.
  • Fixed race condition between cloud-init and the VM /dev/lxd service provided by lxd-agent. This was causing intermittent issues where cloud-init wouldn’t run because /dev/lxd wasn’t available sometimes.
  • Prevent devlxd info being available over the VM vsock when security.devlxd is disabled (in addition to the /dev/lxd listener being removed).
  • Fixed incorrect URL project parameter being added to /1.0/profiles when not using recursive mode. This was incorrectly adding the profile name to the project parameter.
  • Prevent modifications to instance settings while LXD is restoring instances at LXD start time to prevent configuration changes during instance start up.
  • Fixed missing DHCP MTU option when using bridge network in fan mode with VMs.
  • Fixed a validation issue that prevented the use of tpm devices in profiles with both containers and VMs.

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

  • Nothing to report this week

LXCFS

  • Nothing to report this week

Distrobuilder

  • Nothing to report this week

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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