Tues Nov 24, 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.
Colin packaged up the Intel Platform Quality of Service Tool (pqos), available in the intel-cmt-cat package in Xenial Xerus.
Colin created a ZFS Mini Reference Guide
Kamal has released 3.13.11-ckt30 stable.
Devel Kernel Announcements
- Our Xenial master branch remains based on Wily's v4.2 kernel, currently at v4.2.3. Xenial master-next is at v4.3 and we’re still getting DKMS packages cleaned up against v4.3 before we upload to the archive. Our unstable repo is tracking the latest v4.4-rc2 release in parallel. We’ll eventually rebase both our Xenial master/master-next branches to v4.4 since that is our target kernel version for 16.04.
- Important upcoming dates:
- Thurs Dec 31 - Alpha 1 (~ 5weeks 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.
- The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following link: