Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-18

Hello,

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/




Highlights
----------
* Updated artful to v4.11.10

* Updated unstable to v4.12.1

* stress-ng 0.08.09 released:
*
http://smackerelofopinion.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/new-features-landing-stress-ng-v00809.html

* Xen Security updates released (Z/Y/X/T)

* fwts 17.07.00 released:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.07.00

* The following kernels were promoted to -updates and -security:
Zesty 4.10.0-28.32
Yakkety 4.8.0-59.64
Trusty 3.13.0-125.174
zesty/linux-raspi2 4.10.0-1011.14
yakkety/linux-raspi2 4.8.0-1043.47

* Xenial kernel has been re-spun to fix a bug found on the SMB3
encription for CIFS and to add two follow-up fixes for CVE-2017-1000364.
The following kernels are in the process of being promoted to -proposed
for testing as of now:
Xenial 4.4.0-87.110
xenial/linux-raspi2 4.4.0-1064.72
xenial/linux-snapdragon 4.4.0-1066.71
xenial/linux-aws 4.4.0-1025.34
xenial/linux-gke 4.4.0-1021.21
trusty/linux-lts-xenial 4.4.0-87.110~14.04.1

* Yakkety EOL
Yakkety EOL's this Thursday (Jul 20), the kernel update from the
last cycle (4.8.0-59.64) will be the last one published by the Stable Team.


Devel Kernel Announcements
--------------------------
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.


Stable Kernel Announcements
---------------------------
Current cycle: 14-July through 05-August

14-JulLast day for kernel commits for this cycle
17-Jul - 22-JulKernel prep week.
23-Jul - 04-AugBug verification & Regression testing.
07-AugRelease to -updates.


Next cycle: 04-Aug through 26-Aug

04-AugLast day for kernel commits for this cycle
07-Aug - 12-AugKernel prep week.
13-Aug - 25-AugBug verification & Regression testing.
28-AugRelease to -updates.


Status: CVE's
-------------
The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following:
http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html


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