LXD: Weekly status #14

Introduction

The highlight for this week is the release of LXC 2.1 which is the result of a year and a half of development making up 1528 commits by 96 contributors!

We’ve also been working on LXD performance testing with lxd-benchmark getting expanded to record more data points and log in a format that we can generate statistics from. This is now running daily on our Jenkins.

On the snap front, the “lxd.migrate” tool now supports upgrading from both LXD 2.x and LXD 2.0.x and upgrades to both the latest and 2.0 tracks. It’s also got daily automatic testing and should be at a stage where people can start making use of it.

We’re now focusing on LXD 2.18 to be released next week as well as upcoming stable releases for the LXD, LXC and LXCFS LTS releases.

Open Source Summit – Los Angeles

Christian Brauner (@brauner) and Stéphane Graber (@stgraber) are in Los Angeles, CA this week for a number of events:

  • Open Source Summit – North America (formerly known as LinuxCon/ContainerCon)
  • The Linux Plumbers Conference
  • The Linux Security Summit

If you’re attending any of those and want to talk to us, let us know!

Details on what we’ll be doing over there can be found here.

Upcoming conferences and events

  • Open Source Summit Europe (Prague, October 2017)
  • Linux Piter 2017 (St. Petersburg – November 2017)

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.

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.

LXD

LXC

LXCFS

  • 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.

Ubuntu

  • Updated LXC to 2.0.8-0ubuntu7.1 in Ubuntu 17.10 to support the new netplan network configuration method.

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About the author

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Stéphane Graber is the technical lead for LXD at Canonical Ltd. He is the upstream project leader of LXC and LXD and is deeply involved in the container world. Stéphane has been involved with Ubuntu for years and currently sits on the Ubuntu Technical Board and Ubuntu Developer Membership board. He is a member of the Ubuntu Release team as well as an Ubuntu Archive administrator and Ubuntu Stable Release team member. Outside of his work on containers, Stéphane also has very strong networking knowledge as the former maintainer of the Ubuntu networking stack and large scale system administration knowledge from previous jobs. Stéphane is one of the organizers of the Containers mini-summit during the Linux Plumbers Conference, a regular presenter at LinuxCon and has been involved in many other Ubuntu and container specific events and hackfests.

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