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Weekly Kernel Development Summary – Aug 2, 2017


on 2 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 4.11. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

  • The Artful kernel in the archive has been rebased to 4.11.12.
  • The Artful staging repository has been rebased to 4.12.4.
  • Work on 4.13 for Artful has been started and is currently tracking 4.13-rc3.

Stable (Released & Supported)

The Xenial 6.04.3 Ubuntu LTS point release will release on Thursday, August 3rd. It will contain the Xenial 4.4.0-87.110 and Xenial-HWE 4.10.0-28.32-16.04.2 kernels.

  • The Xenial HWE kernel has been updated and it is now based on the Zesty 4.10 kernel. The following linux-hwe versions are available as of now:
     updates/security: 4.10.0-28.32~16.04.2
     proposed:         4.10.0-29.33~16.04.1
  • The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:
     xenial             4.4.0-88.111
     xenial/raspi2      4.4.0-1066.74
     xenial/snapdragon  4.4.0-1068.73
     xenial/aws         4.4.0-1027.36
     xenial/gke         4.4.0-1023.23
     trusty/lts-xenial  4.4.0-88.111~14.04.1
  • The following Xenial-based kernel snaps are available in the candidate and beta channels of the snap store:
  • Current cycle: 14-July through 05-August
              14-Jul  Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
     17-Jul - 22-Jul  Kernel prep week.
     23-Jul - 04-Aug  Bug verification & Regression testing.
              07-Aug  Release to -updates.
  • Next 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.


  • 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:
  • The current CVE status

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