Weekly status #317

Weekly status for the week of 18th September to 24th September.


The highlight of the past week was the release of LXD 5.18 . Please see the release notes for more information.

LXD highlights


  • OVN logs can now be sent to LXD which can show them in the events API, lxc monitor, as well as send them to Loki.
  • Add Loki logs section with lifecycle and logging events to Grafana.


  • Instance names can now start with a digit. Previously, this wasn’t possible.
  • LXD will now revert the config changes if changing the config results in failure. This could for example happen when trying to set up a network address which isn’t available.
  • An HTTP error 429 (too many requests) will be returned on repeated shutdowns on the LXD server.
  • When sending logs to Loki, sort the context keys alphabetically. This improves readability.
  • Add name and project to lifecycle events.
  • Add instance label, containing the hostname, to Loki logs.
  • Use GiB instead of GB when setting up loop based storage in lxd init.

Bug fixes

  • Disallow block settings for custom block volumes and VM block volumes.
  • Add missing flag all-projects for command operation list.
  • Fixed a bug where Loki label names contained hyphens and therefore didn’t show up in Loki.
  • Remove altname if renaming of a NIC interface is prevented. This can occur with physical or SR-IOV NICs where the altname is added and can prevent clean rename and post-stop clean up.

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.


  • Add libblas-dev, liblapack-dev, and libopenblas-dev as build dependencies.
  • Disable EFI memory attributes protocol as it leads to crash of SecureBoot shim.
  • Bump OVN to v23.06.2.