Weekly status #85

Weekly status for the weeks of the 11th to the 17th of February.


A lot of this past week was spent on better handling the privileged containers CVE in liblxc, trying to find the right balance between mitigating the most critical cases while not breaking our downstream users. A number of security improvements on our various code-bases have also been done, simplifying the way we do memory management and argument parsing.

On the LXD side, we’ve been fixing a number of bugs and did some refactoring of our network handling code, fixed some occasional LVM failures, improved handling of Candid based authentication and some more fixes for scheduled snapshots.

And lastly, our work on porting images to distrobuilder has been continuing with ArchLinux for ARM getting added as well as Gentoo and Sabayon. We’ll be looking at Oracle Linux and Fedora next.

Note that you can look at our production YAML definitions here:

Upcoming conferences and events

  • 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


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 LXC and LXD bugfixes
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