Weekly status #279

Weekly status for the weeks of the 12th December 2022 to the 1st January 2023.


The first status update of the year! This one covers several weeks and stretches all the way back to December 12th 2022.

We finished off 2022 with a focus on documentation improvements and bug fixes ready for the imminent LXD 5.10 and 5.0.2 LTS releases.

Job openings

Canonical Ltd. strengthens its investment into LXD and is looking at building multiple squads under the technical leadership of @stgraber.

As such, we are looking for first line managers (highly technical) and individual contributors to grow the team and pursue our efforts around scalability and clustering.

All positions are 100% remote with some travel for internal events and conferences.

For more info please see LXD related openings at Canonical Ltd (2022-2023)



  • Several documentation improvements.
  • Introduced documentation switcher option for LXD 4.0 documentation.
  • Reduced amount of transactions and queries when creating new instances.
  • Removed unhelpful masking of VM QMP response errors.
  • Unify profile validation and loading during instance creation (as part of adding support for instance placement scriptlet).

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed VM QEMU feature detection on s390x and ppc64le.
  • Removed a recently added timeout to the OSD map command, as due to a kernel bug, if the command is killed prematurely it leaves state in the kernel that never gets cleaned up and prevents any ceph volume from being mapped until host is rebooted.


Bug fixes:

  • Explicitly enable direct_IO for libfuse3.

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

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Upcoming events

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

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.





  • 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.


  • Nothing to report this week


  • Nothing to report this week