LXD Weekly Status #28

Introduction

This is our last status update before we break for the holidays.

On the LXD side of things, this past week saw the inclusion of a couple of minor features (--all flag and boot.stop.priority option) and quite a few bugfixes.

In low level LXC, a lot of changes have been going on to improve handling of application containers, including namespace sharing, improved hook handling, improved CRIU integration and new configuration keys to configure container sysctl keys and the out of memory killer.

LXD 2.21 is schedule to be tagged tomorrow and we expect it to roll-out to most users before the end of year. This should be a pretty exciting release!

We’d also like to remind our PPA users that they need to switch to the LXD snap or to one of the in-archive LXD backports as we’ll be removing the LXD PPAs at the end of the year.

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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

  • LXD 2.0.11 has been made available to all Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS users.

Snap

  • Nothing to report this week

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