Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-13

September 05 through September 12
-----------------------

##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule)

Important upcoming dates:

Final Beta - Sept 28 (~2 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~3 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~4 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~5 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. A 4.13
based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed pocket of
the Ubuntu archive. As a reminder, the Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is
Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##
* The Xenial kernel and it's derivatives were re-spun to address
[http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1715636](http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1715636)
"Xenial update to 4.4.78 stable release broke Address Sanitizer".

* The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:

zesty 4.10.0-34.38
xenial 4.4.0-95.118
trusty 3.13.0-131.180

zesty/raspi2 4.10.0-1017.20
xenial/raspi2 4.4.0-1072.80
xenial/snapdragon 4.4.0-1074.79
xenial/aws 4.4.0-1033.42
xenial/gke 4.4.0-1029.29
xenial/gcp 4.10.0-1005.5
xenial/hwe 4.10.0-34.38~16.04.1
trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-94.117~14.04.1


* 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.


###Misc###
* [The Canonical Kernel Team is
Hiring!](https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CANONICAL&cws=1&rid=1280)
* stress-ng V0.08.14 released. New features: "random text" zlib
compression mode, a CPU branch prediction stressor, an extra kcmp
KCMP_EPOLL_TFD stress mode, and increased functionality in the resource
stressor.
* [Running Ubuntu Containers with Hyper-V Isolation on
Windows](https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/09/13/running-ubuntu-containers-with-hyper-v-isolation/)
* [The current CVE
status](http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html)
* 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].

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