Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-19

September 13 through September 18
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##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule)

Important upcoming dates:

      Final Beta - Sept 28 (~1 week away)
      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~2 weeks away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~3 weeks away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~4 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.1 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)##
 * All kernels have been re-spun to include a fix for high priority
CVE-2017-1000251.

 * SRU cycle completed successfully and the following kernel updates
have been released:

      trusty             3.13.0-132.181
      trusty/lts-xenial  4.4.0-96.119~14.04.1
      xenial             4.4.0-96.119
      xenial/snapdargon  4.4.0-1076.81
      xenial/raspi2      4.4.0-1074.82
      xenial/aws         4.4.0-1035.44
      xenial/gke         4.4.0-1031.31
      xenial/gcp         4.10.0-1006.6
      zesty              4.10.0-35.39
      zesty/raspi2       4.10.0-1018.21


* The following kernel snap updates have been released in the snap store:

      gke-kernel          4.4.0.1031.32
      aws-kernel          4.4.0.1035.37
      dragonboard-kernel  4.4.0.1076.68
      pi2-kernel          4.4.0.1074.74
      pc-kernel           4.4.0.96.101


 * Current 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.


 * Next cycle: 06-Oct through 28-Oct


               06-Oct  Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
      09-Oct - 14-Oct  Kernel prep week.
      15-Oct - 27-Oct  Bug verification & Regression testing.
               30-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)
 * [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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