August 22 through August 28
Development (Artful / 17.10)
Important upcoming dates:
Beta 1 - Aug 31 (~1-2 days away) Final Beta - Sept 28 (~4 weeks away) Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~5 weeks away) Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~6 weeks away) Ubuntu 17.04 - Oct 19 (~7 weeks away)
We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The Artful kernel is currently based on Linux 4.12.9. The Artful staging kernel repository has been updated to 4.13-rc7. As a reminder, the Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.
Stable (Released & Supported)
The latest SRU cycle has been completed successfully and the following kernel updates have been promoted to -updates:
trusty 3.13.0-129.178 xenial 4.4.0-93.116 zesty 4.10.0-33.37 trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-93.116~14.04.1 xenial/raspi2 4.4.0-1071.79 xenial/snapdragon 4.4.0-1073.78 xenial/aws 4.4.0-1032.41 xenial/gke 4.4.0-1028.28 xenial/hwe 4.10.0-33.37~16.04.1 zesty/raspi2 4.10.0-1016.19
The following CVEs have been fixed by kernels promoted to -updates and -security:
- The following kernel snap updates have been uploaded to the snap store:
xenial/pc-kernel 184.108.40.206.98 xenial/pi2-kernel 220.127.116.111.71 xenial/dragonboard-kernel 18.104.22.1683.65 xenial/aws-kernel 22.214.171.1242.34 xenial/gke-kernel 126.96.36.1998.29
- Current 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.
- Next cycle: 15-Sep through 07-Oct
15-Sep Last day for kernel commits for this cycle. 18-Sep - 23-Sep Kernel prep week. 24-Sep - 06-Oct Bug verification & Regression testing. 09-Oct Release to -updates.
- The Canonical Kernel Team is Hiring!
- We’ve updated the bcc snap based on the Mon August 28th tip commit: a91ec385fd1c5da.
In Artful we enforce loading of only signed kernel modules under secure boot. We support self-signing of modules by enrolling a MOK key with shim and signing modules with that key. However a bug in our 4.12/4.13 kernels was causing the kernel to not use the MOK when validating signatures. A fix for that has been comitted and will be in the next artful-proposed kernel.
- The current CVE status
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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