Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-13

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Wed Sep 13 19:30:31 UTC 2017


September 05 through September 12
-----------------------

##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule)

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
[http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1715636](http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1715636)
"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.


###Misc###
 * [The Canonical Kernel Team is
Hiring!](https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CANONICAL&cws=1&rid=1280)
 * stress-ng V0.08.14 released. New features: "random text" zlib
compression mode, a CPU branch prediction stressor, an extra kcmp
KCMP_EPOLL_TFD stress mode, and increased functionality in the resource
stressor.
 * [Running Ubuntu Containers with Hyper-V Isolation on
Windows](https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/09/13/running-ubuntu-containers-with-hyper-v-isolation/)
 * [The current CVE
status](http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html)
 * 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.






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