Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-15

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Tue Aug 15 21:44:48 UTC 2017


The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in
the body of this email.  It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.


The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] https://insights.ubuntu.com/

    August 08 through August 14

    Development (Artful / 17.10)

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.

  * The kernel in the artful-proposed pocket of the Ubuntu archive has
    been updated to v4.12.7
  * The kernel in the Artful staging repository has been updated to

    Stable (Released & Supported)


    Embargoed CVEs CVE-2017-1000111 and CVE-2017-1000112 have been made
    public and the fixes released for all the affected kernels
    (including their derivatives and rebases):

     trusty    3.13.0-128.177
     xenial    4.4.0-91.114
     zesty     4.10.0-32.36


    The Xenial and Xenial-based kernels have been re-spun to fix a
    regression with OpenStack (LP: #1709032) and the following packages
    are on the way of getting promoted to -updates:

     xenial            4.4.0-92.115
     xenial/raspi2     4.4.0-1070.78
     xenial/snapdragon 4.4.0-1072.77
     xenial/aws        4.4.0-1031.40
     xenial/gke        4.4.0-1027.27
     trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-92.115~14.04.1


    Current 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.


    Next 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.


  * eventstat 0.04.00 for 17.10 has been released. This now uses kernel
    trace events rather than the deprecated /proc/timer_stat interface.
  * 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 at lists.ubuntu.com.
  * The current CVE status

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