Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-22

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Tue Aug 22 17:28:02 UTC 2017


August 15 through August 21
-----------------------

##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 4.12. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze
is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

 * The 4.12 kernel is available in the archive for Artful 17.10.  It is
based on upstream v4.12.8.
 * The Artful staging kernel repository has been updated to 4.13-rc5.
 * Xen has been updated to 4.9 in Artful this week.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##

 * The following kernel snaps have been uploaded to the snapcraft store:

      aws-kernel          4.4.0.1031.33
      dragonboard-kernel  4.4.0.1072.64
      gke-kernel          4.4.0.1027.28
      pc-kernel           4.4.0.92.97
      pi2-kernel          4.4.0.1070.70


 * 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###
 * Released stress-ng 0.08.11 (new inode flag stressor and minor fixes).
 * 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)





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