Weekly status #298

Weekly status for the week of 8th May to 14th May.


This week @stgraber has added a video continuing his coverage of the MicroCloud initiative, this time covering the recent addition of OVN overlay networking support:

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)



  • The p2p NIC type now disables accepting IPv6 router advertisements on the LXD host side of the veth pair so that, by default, router advertisements generated inside an instance cannot alter the routing or addressing of the LXD host. If this behaviour is required then you can use a static host_name NIC setting and then manually enable the accept_ra sysctl option on that interface.
  • Reduce amount of calls to the State() function (which reduces allocations and locking) by passing around the state variable rather than passing around the daemon variable.
  • Redirects /ui URL to /ui/ for convenience.
  • Added --reuse flag to the lxc publish command.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed LXD panic if supplied with nil device map from profiles in lxc device management.
  • Several minor fixes to the recent OIDC implementation.
  • Fixed regression in zfs storage driver that was preventing creating VM instances from images with root disk size specified smaller than the storage pool volume default root disk size.
  • Fixed issue that allowed non-admin users to delete trusted certificates that were not their own.

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.


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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

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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I see a change regarding /ui route. Does it mean that lxd-ui will soon be embedded into LXD daemon itself?

Its already in the latest/edge channel.


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