Tuesday, 15 August 2017

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


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.


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

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.


* 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@lists.ubuntu.com.
* The current CVE status

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