LXD Weekly Status #19

Introduction

This past week, part of the team was back in New York for more planning meetings, getting the details of the next 6 months, including LXC, LXD and LXCFS 3.0 fleshed out.

The rest of the team made good progress on some smaller feature work, started working on console attach for LXD, looked into SR-IOV passthrough of network cards and infiniband devices and fixed a good chunk of bugs in LXD and LXC.

We also launched the CFP for the containers devroom at FOSDEM 2018!

This week we’ll be pushing out stable releases for all supported LXC, LXD and LXCFS releases as well as releasing LXD 2.19.

Upcoming conferences and events

  • Open Source Summit Europe (Prague, October 2017)
  • Linux Piter 2017 (St. Petersburg, November 2017)
  • FOSDEM 2018 (Brussels, February 2018)

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

  • Uploaded 2.18-0ubuntu4 with a selection of recent bugfixes.
  • Uploaded 2.18-0ubuntu5 with the network limits and dir backend mounting fixes.
  • Uploaded 2.18-0ubuntu6 with the follow-up dir backend fix.

Snap

  • Updated the candidate channel with the same cherry-picks as the deb package.
  • Updated the lxc wrapper in edge to use the newly added snap handling code in the CLI tool.

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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