Weekly status #304

Weekly status for the week of 19th June to 25th June.


The highlight of the past week was the release of LXD 5.15. Please see the release notes and release video for more information.

In addition to that we have continued in our migration of LXD automated tests to Github workflows.

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)



Bug fixes:

  • Allow specifying a cluster group name in --target with @ prefix when moving an instance.
  • Fix lxd recover so that default settings used at pool creation time are assumed if not specified when doing recovery.
  • Only load the vhost_vsock kernel module (needed for the VM lxd-agent) if /dev/kvm support is present on the host. As without that LXD cannot run VMs anyway, and there is no point in loading the vhost_vsock kernel module in that case.
  • Fixed regression in live container cgroup updates.
  • Fixed VMs not starting when backed by a dir storage pool on a filesystem/device that doesn’t support Direct I/O.
  • Fixed issue with lxc rebuild -f stopping all instance.

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


  • 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


  • lxd: Bump to 5.15