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Weekly Kernel Development Summary – Aug 9, 2017

Canonical

on 9 August 2017

This is the Ubuntu Kernel Team highlights and status for the week.

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

  • Add virtualbox guest driver to artful 4.13 kernel
  • Start work on 4.12-based raspi2 kernel for artful
  • Added aufs driver to 4.13 artful kernel
  • Update 4.12 artful kernel to v4.12.5
  • Rebase 4.13 artful kernel to v4.13-rc4
  • Upload 4.11.0-12.18 to artful-proposed
  • Stress-ng 0.08.10 released; improvements on the dirdeep stressor and fixes on the job script parsing
  • intel-cmt-cat 1.1.0 released; (Intel Platform Quality of Service and Cache Allocation Technology tools)
  • The following SRU kernels have been promoted to -updates and -security:

    Trusty   3.13.0-126.175
    Xenial   4.4.0-89.112
    Zesty    4.10.0-30.34
    
    
    trusty/lts-xenial  4.4.0-89.112~14.04.1
    xenial/hwe         4.10.0-30.34~16.04.1
    xenial/raspi2      4.4.0-1067.75
    xenial/snapdragon  4.4.0-1069.74
    xenial/aws         4.4.0-1028.37
    xenial/gke         4.4.0-1024.24
    zesty/raspi2       4.10.0-1013.16
    
    • Embargoed CVE-2017-7533 has been made public and the fix released for all the affected kernels.

    • CVE’s fixed by the kernels published on -updates and -security:

    Trusty:

    • CVE-2017-1000364
    • CVE-2017-7482
    • CVE-2017-1000365
    • CVE-2016-8405
    • CVE-2017-2618

    Xenial:

    • CVE-2017-7533
    • CVE-2017-10810

    Zesty:

    • CVE-2017-7533
    • CVE-2017-1000364
    • CVE-2017-7482
    • CVE-2017-1000365
    • CVE-2017-10810

    • Two new kernel snaps are now being distributed: aws-kernel and gke-kernel.

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

    • aws-kernel 4.4.0.1028.31

    • gke-kernel 4.4.0.1024.26
    • pc-kernel 4.4.0.89.95
    • pi2-kernel 4.4.0.1067.68
    • dragonboard-kernel 4.4.0.1069.62

Development Kernel Announcements

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.

Stable Kernel Announcements

  • 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.
    
  • The current CVE status

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