Tues Jan 19, 2016
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.
* Kamal has released 4.2.8-ckt1 stable
* Colin uploaded kernel stress tool stress-ng 0.05.09 into Xenial.
- It contains new features:
- AF_ALG socket domain hash stressor
- UDP stressor now has a UDP-Lite mode (--udp-lite option)
- New STREAM stressor for memory bandwith and computation stressing
- File extent FIEMAP stressor
- File hole punching option --seek-punch for seek stressor
- More perf tracing events with --perf option when run as root
* Since vivid is EOLing, we will be creating a lts-backport-vivid-next branch.
Devel Kernel Announcements
Our ubuntu-unstable repo remains based on the v4.4 kernel. We're still cleaning up some DKMS package before we move our official xenial kernel git repo over to track v4.4. We will then officially upload our first v4.4 based kernel to the archive for 16.04. We would like to aim for this to be available for widespread testing before the end of the month.
Stable Kernel Announcements
Current cycle: 10-Jan through 30-Jan ==================================================================== 08-Jan Last day for kernel commits for this cycle 10-Jan - 16-Jan Kernel prep week. 17-Jan - 23-Jan Bug verification & Regression testing. 24-Jan - 30-Jan Regression testing & Release to -updates. Next cycle: 29-Jan through 20-Feb ==================================================================== 29-Jan Last day for kernel commits for this cycle 31-Jan - 06-Feb Kernel prep week. 07-Feb - 13-Feb Bug verification & Regression testing. 14-Feb - 20-Feb Regression testing & Release to -updates.
- The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following link: