Weekly status #335

Weekly status for the week of 12th February to 18th February.


We continue to prepare for the LXD 5.21.0 LTS release with additional changes to support the forthcoming new fine grained IAM and Dell Powerflex functionality.


Storage volume UUID setting

All storage volumes in LXD now have a volatile.uuid setting which can be used by the storage driver (if needed). The initial use case for this was to support using longer storage volume names with the forthcoming Dell Powerflex driver, which has a limitation of 31 characters.

Added loki.instance support from Incus

Adds a new loki.instance server configuration key to customize the instance field in Loki events.
This can be used to expose the name of the cluster rather than the individual system name sending the event as that’s usually already covered by the location field.

UEFI shell disabled when Secure Boot is enabled in snap package

When VM secure boot is enabled, the UEFI shell is now disabled.
This is to address the CVE-2023-48733 security vulnerability.

New boot screen logo in snap package

The new LXD logo has been applied to the EDK2 boot screen in the snap package.

Snap 5.0/edge channel has moved to core22 base snap

Now that LXD 5.0.3 LTS has been released we have moved the 5.0/edge channel to use the newer core22 base snap and are continuing testing before we roll this out in due course to 5.0/candidate.

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.


LXD snap