Tues Feb 23, 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.
The xenial kernel gained experimental support for mounting fuse and ext2/3/4 filesystems from within unprivileged containers. More information is at http://blog.forshee.me/2016/02/container-mounts-in-ubuntu-1604.html.
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Devel Kernel Announcements
Our Xenial kernel has been re-based to v4.4.2 and is available for testing in the archive, ie linux-4.4.0-7.22. Please test and let us know your results. Also, as an early reminder, Xenial Kernel Freeze is Thurs, April 7. We encourage anyone needing kernel patches pulled into Xenial to please submit them well in advance of Kernel Freeze to allow for as much testing as possible. Thanks!
Stable Kernel Announcements
Current 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. Kernel Versions ==================================================================== precise 3.2.0-99.139 trusty 3.13.0-78.122 vivid 3.19.0-50.56 wily 4.2.0-29.34 lts-trusty 3.13.0-78.122~precise1 lts-utopic 3.16.0-61.81~14.04.1 lts-vivid 3.19.0-50.56~14.04.1 lts-wily 4.2.0-29.34~14.04.1 Next cycle: 19-Feb through 12-Mar ==================================================================== 19-Feb Last day for kernel commits for this cycle 21-Feb - 27-Feb Kernel prep week. 28-Feb - 05-Mar Bug verification & Regression testing. 06-Mar - 12-Mar Regression testing & Release to -updates.
- The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following link: