Kernel Team Summary – July 19, 2017



on 19 July 2017

This newsletter is here 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:


  • Updated artful to v4.11.10
  • Updated unstable to v4.12.1
  • stress-ng 0.08.09 released:
  • Xen Security updates released (Z/Y/X/T)
  • fwts 17.07.00 released:
  • The following kernels were promoted to -updates and -security:  Zesty   4.10.0-28.32  Yakkety 4.8.0-59.64  Trusty  3.13.0-125.174  zesty/linux-raspi2  4.10.0-1011.14  yakkety/linux-raspi2 4.8.0-1043.47
  • Xenial kernel has been re-spun to fix a bug found on the SMB3 encription for CIFS and to add two follow-up fixes for CVE-2017-1000364. The following kernels are in the process of being promoted to -proposed for testing as of now:  Xenial  4.4.0-87.110  xenial/linux-raspi2      4.4.0-1064.72  xenial/linux-snapdragon  4.4.0-1066.71  xenial/linux-aws         4.4.0-1025.34  xenial/linux-gke         4.4.0-1021.21  trusty/linux-lts-xenial  4.4.0-87.110~14.04.1
  • Yakkety EOL As Yakkety EOL’s this Thursday (Jul 20), the kernel update from the last cycle (4.8.0-59.64) will be the last one published by the Stable Team.


Devel 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: 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.

Status: CVE’s The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following:  

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