LXD Weekly Status #17

Weekly status for the week of the 25th of September to the 1st of October 2017.

Introduction

This past week the entire LXD team was working together in New York city.

We used this opportunity to talk about our next round of LTS releases, LXC 3.0, LXD 3.0 and LXCFS 3.0, all to be released early next year. What kind of breaking changes we may want to do at that time and how we expect support to work for them.

As this was a shared even with many other teams and projects, we also spent a good amount of time talking about the LXD snap with the snapd and snapcraft people and working on improving our support for LXD on other distributions.

As far as progress on LXC and LXD themselves, we’ve added automatic testing for LXD on Elementary, fixed a large number of storage related issues and been merging some LXC changes that will help downstream projects integrate liblxc with OCI images and CNI networking.

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

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

  • LXD 2.18-0ubuntu3 was uploaded to the Ubuntu 17.10 archive, improving the LXD user-agent string to report architecture and kernel information to the image servers.
  • Backported LXD 2.18 to xenial-backports.
  • Backported LXD 2.18 to zesty-backports.

Snap

  • Added initial SELinux support (liblxc1 is now linked against libselinux)
  • Updated the AppArmor override to match the LXC 2.1 syntax
  • Updated the “lxc” wrapper to allow access to allow filesystem paths

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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