Tues Nov 17, 2015


This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on.

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: kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com


  • Kamal has released 3.19.8-ckt10 stable.

  • Luis has placed 3.16.7-ckt20 stable out for review.

  • Kamal has placed 3.13.11-ckt30 stable out for review.

  • GKH selected v4.4 as the next upstream LTS kernel.

Devel Kernel Announcements

  • Our Xenial kernel is open for development. Our Xenial master branch is still tracking Wily's v4.2 based kernel, but Xenial master-next is currently rebased to v4.3. We’re actively getting DKMS packages cleaned up against v4.3 before we upload to the archive.
  • Important upcoming dates:
  • Thurs Dec 31 - Alpha 1 (~ 6weeks away)

Stable Kernel Announcements

  • Status for the main kernels, until today:

    • Precise - Testing & Verification

    • lts-Trusty - Testing & Verification

    • Trusty - Testing & Verification

    • lts-Utopic - Testing & Verification

    • lts-Wily - Testing & Verification

    • Vivid - Testing & Verification

    • Wily - Testing & Verification

    Current opened tracking bugs details:

    For SRUs, SRU report is a good source of information:


    Current cycle: 08-Nov through 28-Nov

    • 06-Nov Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
    • 08-Nov - 14-Nov Kernel prep week.
    • 15-Nov - 21-Nov Bug verification & Regression testing.

    • 22-Nov - 28-Nov Regression testing & Release to -updates.

    Next cycle: 29-Nov through 19-Dec

    • 27-Nov Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
    • 29-Nov - 05-Dec Kernel prep week.
    • 06-Dec - 12-Dec Bug verification & Regression testing.

    • 13-Dec - 19-Dec Regression testing & Release to -updates.

Status: CVE's

KernelTeam/Newsletter/2015-11-17 (last edited 2015-11-24 18:15:43 by jsalisbury)