Kernel Team Summary- October 11, 2017

October 04 through October 09

Development (Artful / 17.10)

Important upcoming dates:

      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~2 days away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~1 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.

Stable (Released & Supported)

  • Released the following security kernel updates to fix embargoed CVE-2017-1000255:

      Zesty linux 4.10.0-37.41
      Xenial linux-hwe 4.10.0-37.41~16.04.1
  • Current 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.
  • Next cycle: 27-Oct through 18-Nov

               27-Oct   Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
      30-Oct - 04-Nov   Kernel prep week.
      05-Nov - 17-Nov   Bug verification & Regression testing.
               20-Nov   Release to -updates.


  • 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
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