Kernel Team Summary – October 4, 2017

September 25 through October 03

Development (Artful / 17.10)

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule

Important upcoming dates:

      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~1 day away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~1 week away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~2 week away)
   

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. A 4.13.4 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 updated kernel packages for the current SRU cycle are now in -proposed pocket ready for verification and tests.

  • Kernel versions in -proposed:

      trusty  3.13.0-133.182
      xenial  4.4.0-97.120
      zesty   4.10.0-36.40
    
    
      trusty/linux-lts-xenial  4.4.0-97.120~14.04.1
      xenial/linux-hwe         4.10.0-36.40~16.04.1
    
  • Current 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.
    
  • Next cycle: 06-Oct through 28-Oct

    
    
    
           06-Oct  Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
    

    09-Oct - 14-Oct Kernel prep week.
    15-Oct - 27-Oct Bug verification & Regression testing.
    30-Oct Release to -updates.

Misc

  • Released stress-ng V0.08.16, includes a new swapon/off stressor.
  • Released fwts 17.09.00
  • The current CVE status
  • 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.

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