Weekly status #316

Weekly status for the week of 11th September to 17th September.


This past week, no new features were added, but a bunch of bugs were fixed. We are also preparing for the upcoming LXD 5.18 release.

LXD highlights


  • Drop the old -bios command line option for QEMU, and use -drive instead.
  • Use btrfs subvolume list instead of walking the entire tree when listing volumes as the latter tends to be slower.
  • Maintain LXD’s compatibility with the community images.linuxcontainers.org images from the images: remote in the lxc client.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug where OVN leases wouldn’t be shown after a instance restart.
  • Resolved an issue where the lxd-agent would falsely return an error when parsing CPU info in /proc/stat.
  • Fixed a bug where the RBAC status check would not stop if RBAC was disabled.

All changes

The items listed below is all of the work which happened over the past week and which will be included in the next release.


LXD Charm

  • Nothing to report this week.

Distribution work

This section is used to track the work done in downstream Linux distributions to ship the latest LXD as well as work to get various software to work properly inside containers.


  • Nothing to report this week.


  • Disable NX protection feature in EDK2 which fixes the Synchronous Exception when booting VMs on Arm64 with standard Ubuntu images.