Tuesday, 22 August 2017

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

August 15 through August 21
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##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: [email protected].
* [The current CVE
status](http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html)



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