Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-29
joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Tue Aug 29 21:39:26 UTC 2017
August 22 through August 28
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
Important upcoming dates:
Beta 1 - Aug 31 (~1-2 days away)
Final Beta - Sept 28 (~4 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~5 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~6 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.04 - Oct 19 (~7 weeks away)
We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
Artful kernel is currently based on Linux 4.12.9. The Artful staging
kernel repository has been updated to 4.13-rc7. As a reminder, the
Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.
##Stable (Released & Supported)##
* The latest SRU cycle has been completed successfully and the
following kernel updates have been promoted to -updates:
* The following CVEs have been fixed by kernels promoted to -updates
* The following kernel snap updates have been uploaded to the snap store:
* 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.
* The Canonical Kernel Team is Hiring!
* We've updated the bcc snap based on the Mon August 28th tip commit:
In Artful we enforce loading of only signed kernel modules under
secure boot. We support self-signing of modules by enrolling a MOK key
with shim and signing modules with that key. However a bug in our
4.12/4.13 kernels was causing the kernel to not use the MOK when
validating signatures. A fix for that has been comitted and will be in
the next artful-proposed kernel.
* The current CVE status
* If you would like to reach the kernel team, you can find us at the
channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you can mail the Ubuntu Kernel
list at: kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com.
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