Friday, 11 October 2013

Ubuntu 13.10 Kernel Version and Configuration

Hi All,

Now that we are past the Ubuntu Saucy Salamander 13.10 Kernel Freeze, the Ubuntu Kernel Team felt this would be an appropriate time to officially confirm the Ubuntu 13.10 kernel will be based on the upstream v3.11 Linux kernel [1].  For those seeking the specific details of all the changes provided in the Ubuntu 13.10 kernel, please refer to the ubuntu-saucy git repository [2].  We have also categorized the Ubuntu specific changes in our SaucyKernelDeltaReview wiki for anyone interested [3].

We also want to take this time to advertise what we intend to be the final kernel configurations for the main distro kernel flavors as well.  The purpose is to expose the main configuration changes and provide pointers to the full configurations for those who are interested.  To aid in the comparison of kernel config changes from Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring) to Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy), we have generated a kernel configuration comparison report [4].  We have also posted the full Ubuntu 13.10 configurations for each arch and flavor [5].

The Ubuntu Kernel Team