Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-04

September 25 through October 03
-----------------------

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

Important upcoming dates:

      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~1 day away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~1 week away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~2 week away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.4 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 updated kernel packages for the current SRU cycle are now in
-proposed pocket ready for verification and tests.

 * Kernel versions in -proposed:

      trusty  3.13.0-133.182
      xenial  4.4.0-97.120
      zesty   4.10.0-36.40

      trusty/linux-lts-xenial  4.4.0-97.120~14.04.1
      xenial/linux-hwe         4.10.0-36.40~16.04.1


 * 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###
 * Released stress-ng V0.08.16, includes a new swapon/off stressor.
 * [Released fwts
17.09.00](https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/fwts-devel/2017-September/009930.html)
 * [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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