Weekly status #56

Weekly status for the week of the 9th to the 15th of July.


A lot got merged this week, the new lxc-to-lxd was included, we added a way to override device configurations during copy/move, added some more configuration keys to the proxy device and added a way to extract a LXD preseed from a running server. That’s on top of a healthy shared of bugfixes.

On the LXC side, a new lxc.monitor.signal.pdeath configuration key was added and quite a bit of refactoring and bug fixing happened.

Lastly, on the packaging side, we’ve been updating the snap package, including a wide number of fixes in there, improved lxd.migrate a bit, updated CRIU to 3.10 and added logic to copy older client configuration to the snap.

Upcoming conferences and events

  • Open Source Summit North America - Vancouver, BC (August 29-31)
  • Linux Plumbers Conference - Vancouver, BC (November 13-15)

Getting started with LXD workshop in Vancouver

@brauner and @stgraber will be giving a “Getting started with LXD” workshop as part of the Open Source Summit North America conference in Vancouver, BC.

Details can be found here: http://sched.co/FANz

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.

  • Add support for custom volume snapshots
  • Improve integration with macaroon/candid
  • Switching distribution building over to distrobuilder
  • Various kernel work
  • 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

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.


  • Initial work on deb-to-snap upgrade update (for Ubuntu 18.10)


  • Added root check to lxd.buginfo
  • Bumped CRIU to 3.10
  • Cherry-picked a number of upstream fixes to the latest snap
  • Updated lxd.migrate to cleanup more packages
  • Added support for lxd.migrate being called from the Ubuntu 18.10 deb package
  • Added logic to automatically copy the user configuration on initial run of the client
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