LXD weekly status #33

Weekly status for the week of the 29th of January to the 5th of February 2018.

Introduction

This past week, the entire LXD team was meeting in Brussels to work together for a few days ahead of FOSDEM.

During those days, we’ve been looking into our short and long term plans, worked together on our upcoming clustering feature, discussed the ongoing work on the new image building tooling and got to debug a number of kernel issues.

A few friends from Cisco, NVIDIA, Kinvolk, Efficios and Emesa also joined us, spending some time chatting and working with us.

Over the weekend, we headed to FOSDEM, attending a few talks on the Saturday and catching up with various people there.

On Sunday we were running the containers devroom which ended up pretty much full all day long with about 400 attendees. We had a good mix of container related talks, covering everything from low level kernel features to much higher level orchestration and management tools. We’ll be publishing a separate post with links to the video recordings as soon as they’re all up.

As we’re all back home now, we’ll now be focusing on getting the few last pieces of our various 3.0 releases in order before we can start tagging alphas and betas very soon!

Upcoming conferences and events

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 2.21-0ubuntu3 was uploaded to Ubuntu 18.04 including a variety of fixes.

Snap

  • Added code to include both ZFS 0.6 and 0.7 in the snap, selecting the tools based on the available kernel module version.
  • Moved the LXD database from the versioned path to the common path.

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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