Supported kernels for livepatch

Ubuntu release Arch Kernel Version Kernel Variants Support Duration
Ubuntu 24.04 LTS 64-bit x86 6.8 (GA) aws, azure, gcp, generic, gke, ibm, lowlatency 13 months
Ubuntu 24.04 LTS s390x 6.8 (GA) generic 13 months
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit x86 6.8 (HWE) aws, azure, gcp, generic, gke, ibm, lowlatency 13 months
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit x86 6.5 (HWE) aws, azure, gcp, generic 9 months
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit x86 5.15 (GA) aws, azure, gcp, generic, gke, ibm, lowlatency 13 months
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS s390x 5.15 (GA) generic 13 months
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64-bit x86 5.15 (HWE) aws, azure, gcp, generic, gke, ibm, lowlatency 13 months
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64-bit x86 5.4 (GA) aws, aws-fips, azure, azure-fips, fips, gcp, gcp-fips, generic, gke, gkeop, ibm, lowlatency, oem 13 months
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit x86 5.4 (HWE) aws, azure, gcp, generic, gke, gkeop, ibm, lowlatency 13 months
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit x86 4.15 (GA) aws, aws-fips, azure, azure-fips, fips, gcp, gcp-fips, generic, gke, lowlatency, oem 13 months
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit x86 4.15 (HWE) azure, generic, lowlatency 13 months
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit x86 4.4 (GA) aws, fips, generic, lowlatency 13 months
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit x86 4.4 (HWE) generic, lowlatency 13 months

GA is the kernel a release launched with, while HWE or Hardware Enablement kernels are a set of newer kernel that become available in the current LTS release as these newer kernels are released with subsequent Ubuntu versions, up until the next LTS release.

There will be Livepatch support for HWE kernels across a limited combination of kernel flavour (variants), kernel version, and Ubuntu release as detailed above.

See this page to better understand why your kernel might not be supported.

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Hi! Per the kernel release cycle, 6.2 is EOL as of January 2024. Can it be removed from this page?

This has now been done. Future automation should make this more automatic, thanks.

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