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

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Tue Aug 15 22:26:33 UTC 2017


Sorry, the formatting was lost in the last email:

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 v4.13-rc5

##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.


###Misc###
 * 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](http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html)



> 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.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> 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
>     v4.13-rc5
>
>
>     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.
>
>
>       Misc
>
>   * 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
>     <http://people.canonical.com/%7Ekernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html>
>
>





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