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Release Schedule

2016-09-02 Beginning of development phase
2016-11-01 Soft feature freeze. Only bug fixes after this point.
2016-11-15 Hard feature freeze. Tag rc0
2016-11-22 Tag rc1
2016-11-29 Tag rc2
2016-12-06 Tag rc3
2016-12-13 2016-12-15 Tag rc4 if necessary, otherwise release
2016-12-20 Release if rc4 was necessary
2017-03-27 Freeze for 2.8.1
2017-03-30 Tag 2.8.1

Known issues

Please list all patch series or bugs which need to be fixed for the release here. That way I can be sure I don't miss any when I'm rolling release candidates.


  • vhost is broken and causes errors in kvm_mem_ioeventfd_add.

Issues that will not be fixed

Targeted Features

See the ChangeLog/2.8 for full details.