Tues January 31, 2017


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


  • Colin snapped up stress-ng 0.07.17 today, it contains fixes to the tlb-shootdown, fcntl, get, fifo, tsc, af-alg, vm-rw stressors and extra features to the resources stressor and a new tmpfs stressor.

Devel Kernel Announcements

We uploaded a newer v4.9 based Zesty kernel to the archive. It's based on the 4.9.6 upstream stable kernel.


Please test and let us know your results. We also have a preliminary rebase to v4.10 available in our unstable repo:


We intend to upload a 4.10 based kernel to the archive shortly.

Stable Kernel Announcements

Current cycle: 27-Jan through 18-Feb
         27-Jan   Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
30-Jan - 04-Feb   Kernel prep week.
05-Feb - 17-Feb   Bug verification & Regression testing..
         20-Feb   Release to -updates.

Kernel Versions
          trusty  3.13.0-107.154
           vivid  3.19.0-79.87
         precise  3.2.0-120.163
          xenial  4.4.0-58.79
         yakkety  4.8.0-32.34

linux-lts-trusty  3.13.0-107.154~precise1
 linux-lts-vivid  3.19.0-79.87~14.04.1
linux-lts-xenial  4.4.0-58.79~14.04.1

Next cycle: 17-Feb through 11-Mar
         17-Feb   Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
20-Feb - 25-Feb   Kernel prep week.
26-Feb - 10-Mar   Bug verification & Regression testing..
         13-Mar   Release to -updates.

Status: CVE's

KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-01-31 (last edited 2017-02-02 15:59:07 by jsalisbury)