LXD: Weekly Status #15

Introduction

This week has been pretty quiet as far as upstream changes since half the team was attending the Open Source Summity, the Linux Plumbers Conference and the Linux Security Summit in Los Angeles, California.

We got to talk with other container runtime maintainers, kernel developers and users, having a lot of very productive discussions that should lead to a number of exciting features going forward.

Outside of that, we’ve been focusing on tweaks to the LXD snap, having it work on more platforms and better handle module loading. LXD 2.18 will work properly for Solus 3 users and we’re almost ready with Fedora 26, OpenSUSE 42.3 and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed too.

LXD 2.18 is scheduled to be released tomorrow (Tuesday 19th of September).

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

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

  • Nothing to report this week

Snap

  • Call “modprobe” outside of the snap environment when module loading is needed.
  • Added support for Solus 3 to our CI environment.

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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