The current cycle encountered some delays caused by the vulnerability called
Gather Data Sampling, which only affects Intel processors (CVE-2022-40982),
dubbed Downfall (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downfall_(vulnerability)). The
kernel mitigation that consisted of disabling AVX on systems without the
updated microcode caused some important userspace packages to crash including
apt, git and gnutils. This led to a round of respins where the mitigation was
The expected release dates should not be affected by this.
cycle: 07-Aug through 03-Sep (4 weeks)
02-Aug Last day for kernel commits for this cycle. 07-Aug - 18-Aug Kernel prep week(s). 18-Aug - 01-Sep Bug verification & Regression testing. Week of 04-Sep Release to -updates.
lunar: linux: 6.2.0-32.32 jammy: linux: 5.15.0-83.92 linux-hwe-6.2: 6.2.0-32.32~22.04.1 focal: linux: 5.4.0-162.179 linux-hwe-5.15: 5.15.0-83.92~20.04.1
cycle: 04-Sep through 01-Oct (4 weeks)
30-Aug Last day for kernel commits for this cycle. 04-Sep - 08-Sep Kernel prep week. 11-Sep - 29-Sep Bug verification & Regression testing. Week of 02-Oct Release to -updates.