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LXD 2.18 has been released

20th of September 2017

The changes in this release include

New features:

  • The btrfs filesystem can now be used on LVM and Ceph storage pools
  • Our internal "lxd-benchmark" tool is now a first class utility
  • "lxd-benchmark" can now generate performance reports
  • It's now possible to move a running container in the background,
    only stopping it at the last minute (using --stateless option)
  • A new "ceph.osd.force_reuse" storage pool property was added to
    limit accidental import of used Ceph pools


  • client: Reduce request logging to Debug level
  • doc: Link to release notes and downloads (Issue #3709)
  • doc: Tweak docker instructions (Issue #3712)
  • lxc/delete: Fix the --force description
  • lxc/image: Fix import crash when adding properties (Issue #3803)
  • lxc/move: Use force on delete
  • lxd-benchmark: Big code refactoring
  • lxd/apparmor: Support new stacking syntax
  • lxd/containers: Check for container mountpoint too
  • lxd/containers: Fix handling of major and minor numbers in device IDs
  • lxd/containers: Remove from db on storage failure (Issue #3782)
  • lxd/daemon: Refactoring of State as a separate package
  • lxd/daemon: Reset the images auto-update loop when configuration changes
  • lxd/db: Add db/query sub-package with common query helpers
  • lxd/db: Add db/schema sub-package for managing database schemas
  • lxd/db: Automatically generate database schema from database updates
  • lxd/events: Fix race condition in event handlers (Issue #3770)
  • lxd: Fix typo in comment
  • lxd/images: Fix ordering of compressor arguments
  • lxd/images: Fix private image copy with partial fp
  • lxd/images: Properly extract the image expiry
  • lxd/init: Code refactoring
  • lxd/init: Fix btrfs subvolume creation
  • lxd/init: Improve default storage backend selection
  • lxd/init: Re-order btrfs questions
  • lxd/main: Fix error message when log path is missing
  • lxd/migration: Fix live migration (bad URL in dumpsuccess) (Issue #3715)
  • lxd/networks: Allow for duplicate IPs (Issue #3721)
  • lxd/networks: Don't require ipt_checksum
  • lxd/networks: Fix bridging devices with IPv6 link-local (Issue #3727)
  • lxd/networks: Make dnsmasq quiet when not in debug mode
  • lxd/networks: Only add --quiet options to dnsmasq if version supports them
  • lxd/networks: Switch to a directory based dhcp-host (Issue #3694)
  • lxd/patches: Make dir pool use bind-mount
  • lxd/patches: Move patch to the right part of the file
  • lxd/storage: Don't mask error messages
  • lxd/storage: Extend makeFSType, remove duplicated mkfs.* code
  • lxd/storage: If volume creation fails, delete DB entry
  • lxd/storage: Only validate config changes
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Add note about filesystems for Ceph cluster
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Fix divide error in size calculation
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Generate a new xfs UUID (Issue #3752)
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Implement resizing (Issue #3760)
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Sanitize path return from rbd map (Issue #3726)
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Set ACL on container copy
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Use Storage{Start,Stop}()
  • lxd/storage/ceph: Use UUID when creating zombie storage volumes (Issue #3780)
  • lxd/storage/dir: Use bind-mount for pools outside ${LXD_DIR}
  • lxd/storage/dir: Use correct function
  • lxd/storage/lvm: Generate a new xfs UUID on thinpool copy
  • lxd/storage/lvm: Report error on wrong storage type
  • lxd/storage/lvm: Require resize request to be at least 1MB
  • lxd/storage/zfs: Use "referenced" property when zfs.use_refquota=true
  • shared: Add helpers to parse/compare versions
  • shared: Fix growing of buf in GroupId (Issue #3711)
  • shared: Guess size when sysconf() returns*1
  • shared/api: Fix new golint warning
  • shared/idmap: Disallow hostids intersecting subids
  • shared/idmap: Move idmap/acl functions to a separate package
  • shared/subtest: Vendor the subtest package
  • tests: Add more ceph tests
  • tests: Add support for LXD_TMPFS to
  • tests: Add test for disallowing hostid in subuid (Issue #3416)
  • tests: Also measure batch startup time in
  • tests: Bump image auto update limit to 20min
  • tests: Ceph test volume resizing
  • tests: Container import fixes
  • tests: Don't copy running lvm/ceph containers
  • tests: Include LVM in image auto update
  • tests: Limit ceph volumes to 25MB
  • tests: Lower pg number for OSD pools
  • tests: Non-functional changes
  • tests: Resize block size to 200MB
  • tests: Use "--force" everywhere on stop
  • tests: Use testimage for perf testing
  • tests: Wait up to 2 minutes for image updates

Try it for yourself

This new LXD release is already available for you to try on our demo service.


The release tarballs can be found on our download page.