Kernel Team summary: February 27, 2018



on 27 February 2018

Development (18.04)

On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository.

Important upcoming dates:

       16.04.4 Point Release - Mar 1 (~1 week away)
              Feature Freeze - Mar 1 (~1 week away)
                      Beta 1 - Mar 8 (~2 weeks away)
                  Final Beta - Apr 5 (~6 weeks away)
               Kernel Freeze - Apr 12 (~7 weeks away)
                Final Freeze - Apr 19 (~8 weeks away)
                Ubuntu 18.04 - Apr 26 (~9 weeks away)

Stable (Released & Supported)

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is happy to announce that we are resuming our
regular SRU cadence cycle. See the schedule below for the important
dates for the upcoming SRU cycle.

  • Next cycle: 09-Mar through 31-Mar
               09-Mar   Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
      12-Mar - 17-Mar   Kernel prep week.
      18-Mar - 30-Mar   Bug verification & Regression testing.
               02-Apr   Release to -updates.


  • fwts 18.02.00 released
  • 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:

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