Weekly status #74

Weekly status for the week of the 12th to the 18th of November.


This past week was busy with the LXD team in Vancouver for the Linux Plumbers Conference.

We had a lot of good discussions with the many attendees and are excited to contribute to some of the upcoming work on Linux containers, both in the kernel and user space.

We still had time to fix a number of bugs, with a focus on container migration within and between projects, we reviewed and merged snapshot scheduling and did a few more bugfixes here and there.

Now we’re all back home with no expected travel for the rest of the year, so we can all get back to focusing on upcoming feature work and releases.

We’re hiring!

The LXD team at Canonical is hiring!

We’re looking for a work from home software engineer based in the Americas or EMEA.
This is to work on LXD itself, designing and implementing new features, helping our users and squashing those pesky bugs!

Details at https://grnh.se/0d47b1411

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here, by e-mail or IRC if you have any questions!

Upcoming conferences and events

  • FOSDEM - Brussels, Belgium (February 2-3)
  • GTC 2019 - San Jose, CA (March 17-21)

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.

  • Rework of internal LXD storage handling
  • Dqlite 1.0
  • 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.


  • Nothing to report this week


  • Cherry-picked some upstream bugfixes