Weekly status #293

Weekly status for the week of 3rd April to 9th April.


This past week we have seen the first part of VM QEMU to QEMU live migration support land. This provides true live migration for VMs when moving them between cluster members when using Ceph storage pools. Support for true live migration for VMs using non-shared storage is in development now. Support for growing loop file based storage pools managed by LXD has also been added.

Additionally @stgraber has continued his video series on LXD instance devices, this week covering the infiniband device:

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)


New features:

  • Added support for VM QEMU to QEMU live migration when using shared storage (i.e Ceph storage pool in a LXD cluster).
  • Added support for growing LXD managed loop file based storage pools by setting the size property.



  • Updated documentation related to hook post-files.

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 to report this week

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


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LXD Charm

  • 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


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