Our server that houses home directories crashed today hard at 17:30 Pacific Time (5:30PM). It was running an experimental 4.14.0 kernel in order to try to determine at what point a bug that causes the E1000 Ethernet controller chip to hang.
It locked up so tight not even magic sys-req key worked. That was the mainline 4.14.0 final release. I had to power cycle the machine to get it to respond again.
After it did I booted 4.14.0-rc0, the first release candidate of 4.14, it immediately crashed and burned.
I told Canonical that I can not continue testing on production machines. I put 4.15.0-21 back in place and disabled hardware offloading on that interface. I’ve got a broken machine that I will try to repair and use it for testing.