Kernel Team Summary: August 23, 2017

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on 23 August 2017

Development (Artful / 17.10)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.12. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

  • The 4.12 kernel is available in the archive for Artful 17.10. It is based on upstream v4.12.8.
  • The Artful staging kernel repository has been updated to 4.13-rc5.
  • Xen has been updated to 4.9 in Artful this week.

Stable (Released & Supported)

  • The following kernel snaps have been uploaded to the snapcraft store:

      aws-kernel          4.4.0.1031.33
      dragonboard-kernel  4.4.0.1072.64
      gke-kernel          4.4.0.1027.28
      pc-kernel           4.4.0.92.97
      pi2-kernel          4.4.0.1070.70
    
  • Current cycle: 04-Aug through 26-Aug

              04-Aug  Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
     07-Aug - 12-Aug  Kernel prep week.
     13-Aug - 25-Aug  Bug verification & Regression testing.
              28-Aug  Release to -updates.
    
  • Next cycle: 25-Aug through 16-Sep

              25-Aug  Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
     28-Aug - 02-Sep  Kernel prep week.
     03-Sep - 15-Sep  Bug verification & Regression testing.
              18-Sep  Release to -updates.
    

Misc

  • Released stress-ng 0.08.11 (new inode flag stressor and minor fixes).
  • If you would like to reach the kernel team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-kernel
    channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you can mail the Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing
    list at: kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com.
  • The current CVE status

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