Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-11

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Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-11

Joseph Salisbury-3
Hello,

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.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] https://insights.ubuntu.com/




Highlights
----------
* Multiple stress-ng releases: stress-ng v0.08.05 to v0.08.08
   * New Real Time cyclic stressor and Real Time scheduling softlockup
stressor
   * Cyclic latency measurements -
http://smackerelofopinion.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/cyclic-latency-measurements-in-stress.html
* Released FWTS 17.06.
   * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.06.00
*  FWTS 17.03.00 is now recommended as the ACPI 6.1 Self-Certification Test
   * http://www.uefi.org/testtools
* Prepared 4.4.76 stable update for Xenial 16.04.
* Artful 17.10 updated to v4.11.8
* unstable/4.12 updated to 4.12 final
* Ubuntu kernel debugging:
https://blog.acelan.idv.tw/2017/06/27/Ubuntu-Kernel-Debugging/
*
http://smackerelofopinion.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/new-features-in-forkstat-v00200.html
* The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:
   * Zesty                           4.10.0-28.32
   * Yakkety                         4.8.0-59.64
   * Xenial                          4.4.0-85.108
   * Trusty                          3.13.0-125.174
   * trusty/linux-lts-xenial          4.4.0-85.108~14.04.1
   * xenial/linux-hwe                 4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2
   * xenial/linux-raspi2              4.4.0-1062.70
   * xenial/linux-snapdragon          4.4.0-1064.69
   * xenial/linux-aws                         4.4.0-1023.32
   * xenial/linux-gke                         4.4.0-1019.19
   * xenial/linux-joule                       4.4.0-1005.10
   * yakkety/linux-raspi2             4.8.0-1043.47
   * zesty/linux-raspi2               4.10.0-1011.14


* Re-spins
   * Trusty kernel has been re-spun due to a regression found on the
backported netlink code. The commits were reverted and the issue is
being investigated.
   * Xenial kernel has been re-spun to include a fix for a Hyper-V
critical issue.


* CVEs fixed by the current kernels on -proposed:
   * Zesty
      * CVE-2017-9605
      * CVE-2017-1000380
      * CVE-2017-7346
      * CVE-2014-9900
   * Yakkety
      * CVE-2017-7895
      * CVE-2017-5551
      * CVE-2017-9605
      * CVE-2017-1000380
      * CVE-2017-9150
      * CVE-2017-5576
      * CVE-2016-9755
      * CVE-2017-7346
      * CVE-2017-8924
      * CVE-2017-8925
      * CVE-2017-9074
      * CVE-2014-9900
   * Xenial
      * CVE-2017-9150
      * CVE-2015-8944
      * CVE-2017-7346
      * CVE-2017-9074
      * CVE-2014-9900
   * Trusty
      * CVE-2017-7895
      * CVE-2017-9605
      * CVE-2017-1000380
      * CVE-2015-8944
      * CVE-2016-10088
      * CVE-2017-7346
      * CVE-2015-8966
      * CVE-2017-8924
      * CVE-2017-8925
      * CVE-2015-8967
      * CVE-2015-8964
      * CVE-2015-8955
      * CVE-2015-8962
      * CVE-2015-8963
      * CVE-2017-9074
      * CVE-2014-9900


Devel Kernel Announcements
--------------------------
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.

 
Stable Kernel Announcements
---------------------------
Current cycle: 23-June through 15-July

     23-Jun Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
26-Jun - 01-Jul Kernel prep week.
02-Jul - 14-Jul Bug verification & Regression testing.
     17-Jul Release to -updates.
     

Next cycle: 14-July through 05-August

     14-Jul Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
17-Jul - 22-Jul Kernel prep week.
23-Jul - 04-Aug Bug verification & Regression testing.
     07-Aug Release to -updates.
   

Status: CVE's
-------------
The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following:
http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html


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