Kernel Team Summary – September 13, 2017



on 13 September 2017

September 05 through September 12

Development (Artful / 17.10)

Important upcoming dates:

      Final Beta - Sept 28 (~2 weeks away)
      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~3 weeks away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~4 weeks away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~5 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. A 4.13 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed pocket of the Ubuntu archive. As a reminder, the Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

Stable (Released & Supported)

  • The Xenial kernel and it’s derivatives were re-spun to address “Xenial update to 4.4.78 stable release broke Address Sanitizer”.

  • The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:

      zesty   4.10.0-34.38
      xenial  4.4.0-95.118
      trusty  3.13.0-131.180
      zesty/raspi2       4.10.0-1017.20
      xenial/raspi2      4.4.0-1072.80
      xenial/snapdragon  4.4.0-1074.79
      xenial/aws         4.4.0-1033.42
      xenial/gke         4.4.0-1029.29
      xenial/gcp         4.10.0-1005.5
      xenial/hwe         4.10.0-34.38~16.04.1
      trusty/lts-xenial  4.4.0-94.117~14.04.1
  • 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.


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