Weekly status #78

Weekly status for the week of the 10th to the 16th of December.


The highlight for this past week is the release of both LXD 3.8 and LXC 3.1.

We’ve then been busy updating packages and pushing those two releases everywhere as well as handling a few bug reports by early adopters.

Other than keeping up with bug reports, we’re also still busy reworking the internals of LXD storage, getting ready for a 1.0 release of dqlite and actively working on a number of kernel patchsets.

On the conference front, we’ve closed the FOSDEM CFP on Friday and are busy reviewing the very many submissions we’ve received. A full schedule should be published by the end of the week.

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
  • Kernel namespacing of Android binder IPC
  • 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

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.


  • Released LXC and LXCFS 3.0.3 to Ubuntu 18.04 users
  • Released LXC and LXCFS 3.0.3 to Ubuntu 18.10 users
  • LXD 3.0.3 is in Ubuntu 18.04’s proposed pocket


  • Released LXD 3.8 to stable
  • Updated LXC to 3.1
  • Updated ZFS 0.7 to 0.7.12
  • Updated ZFS 0.8 to 0.8.0~rc2
  • Cherry-picked some upstream fixes
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