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LXC 1.1.4 release announcement

6th of October 2015
This is the fourth bugfix release for LXC 1.1.


  • Security fix for CVE-2015-1335


  • Check for NULL pointers before calling setenv()
  • Factorize handle of create=dir and create=file
  • Refactor and factorize mount entries
  • Split handle of lxc.mount* with 3 functions
  • init: Support older apparmor
  • Fix automatic mounts without a rootfs
  • Fix container creation without a rootfs
  • Fix /dev symlinks without a rootfs
  • Allow autodev without a rootfs
  • Only mount /proc if needed, even without a rootfs
  • When creating container, save configuration if rootfs already exists
  • Fix verification of start hook without a rootfs
  • Tear down network devices during container halt
  • coverity: fix mount_entry_create_dir_file
  • Add a nesting.conf which can be included to support nesting containers
  • Fix reallocation calculation
  • Add bdev_destroy() and bdev_destroy_wrapper()
  • overlayfs_clone: rsync the mounted rootfs
  • lxc_rmdir_onedev: don't fail if path doesn't exist
  • overlayfs_mount: create delta dir if it doesn't exist
  • ovl_rsync: make sure to umount
  • Destroy bdevs using bdev_destroy() from bdev.h
  • Fix indentation
  • cmds: fix abstract socket length problem
  • coverity: drop second (redundant) block
  • Check return value of snprintf in mount_proc_if_needed()
  • Free allocated memory on failure (v2)
  • Define O_PATH and O_NOFOLLOW for Android
  • seccomp: add aarch64 support
  • lxc-test-symlink: add a test using absolute symlink
  • lxc_mount_auto_mounts: fix weirdness
  • Fix the type of i in lxc_mount_auto_mounts


  • Fix grammar in some of the executables "NAME for name of the container" becomes "NAME of the container"
  • lxc-checkconfig: add some more config options
  • lxc-start-ephemeral: Parse passwd directly


  • Add long option for -P in documentation
  • Add doc for optional, create=dir and create=file in lxc.container.conf man
  • Update lxc.cgroup.use in lxc.system.conf(5)
  • Add the description of common options in lxc-destroy(1)
  • Add LXC-specific mount option in Japanese lxc.container.conf(5)


  • lxc-debian: support stretch (Debian 9) images
  • lxc-debian: allow not including contrib/non-free
  • lxc-debian: Test dpkg for multiarch support
  • lxc-debian: Alternative test for dpkg multiarch support in lxc-debian template
  • lxc-ubuntu: ubuntu.common.conf: mount /dev/mqueue
  • lxc-debian: We should only check the kernel architecture.
  • lxc-alpine: avoid GNU BRE extensions for better portability
  • lxc-alpine: use getopt to parse options

Those stable fixes were brought to you by 14 individual contributors.


The release tarballs may be found on our download page and we expect most distributions
will very soon ship a packaged version of LXC 1.1.4.

Should you be interested in individual changes or just looking at the detailed development history,
our stable branch is on GitHub.