Kernel Team Summary- June 15, 2017

Introduction

This blog is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on. 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

Highlights

  • Unstable updated to 4.12-rc5
  • Virtualbox and zfs enabled in unstable/4.12
  • artful/4.11 updated to 4.11.4
  • Stress-ng 0.08.04 uploaded
  • Add new softlockup stressor, use with caution(!)
  • This is going to the be the first of a bunch of RT stressors

The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:

  • Zesty 4.10.0-23.25
  • Yakkety 4.8.0-55.58
  • Xenial 4.4.0-80.101
  • Trusty 3.13.0-120.167

 

The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:

  • trusty/linux-lts-xenial 4.4.0-80.101~14.04.1
  • xenial/linux-hwe-edge 4.10.0-23.25~16.04.1
  • xenial/linux-hwe 4.8.0-55.58~16.04.1
  • xenial/linux-raspi2 4.4.0-1058.65
  • xenial/linux-snapdragon 4.4.0-1060.64
  • xenial/linux-aws 4.4.0-1019.28
  • xenial/linux-gke 4.4.0-1015.15
  • xenial/linux-joule 4.4.0-1002.7
  • yakkety/linux-raspi2 4.8.0-1039.42
  • zesty/linux-raspi2 4.10.0-1007.9

 

The following kernel snaps were uploaded to the store:

  • pc-kernel 4.4.0-79.100
  • pi2-kernel 4.4.0-1057.64
  • dragonboard-kernel 4.4.0-1059.63

 

Devel Kernel Announcements

The 4.11 kernel in artful-proposed has been updated to 4.11.4. It is also available for testing in the following PPA: https://launchpad.net/~canonical-kernel-team/+archive/ubuntu/proposed

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

Stable Kernel Announcements

Current cycle: 02-Jun through 24-Jun

  • 02-Jun Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
  • 05-Jun – 10-Jun Kernel prep week
  • 11-Jun – 23-Jun Bug verification & Regression testing
  • 26-Jun Release to -updates.

Kernel Versions

  • precise 3.2.0-126.169
  • trusty 3.13.0-119.166
  • vivid 3.19.0-84.92
  • xenial 4.4.0-78.99
  • yakkety 4.8.0-53.56
  • linux-lts-trusty 3.13.0-117.164~precise1
  • linux-lts-vivid 3.19.0-80.88~14.04.1
  • linux-lts-xenial 4.4.0-78.99~14.04.1

Next cycle: 23-Jun through 15-Jul

23-Jun Last day for kernel commits for this cycle 26-Jun – 01-Jul Kernel prep week. 02-Jul – 14-Jul Bug verification & Regression testing.. 17-Jul Release to -updates.

Status: CVE’s

The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following: http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html

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